William Orr Swan; Kathleen Swan, Petitioners-appellants, v. Christine Gregoire; Marc Brown; Rich Erwin; David Cochran;dan Snow, Respondents-appellees, 56 F.3d 73 (9th Cir. 1995)Annotate this Case
Before: WALLACE, Chief Judge, HUG and NOONAN, Circuit Judges.
William and Kathleen Swan appeal pro se from the district court's dismissal of their petition for declaratory judgment. In their petition, the Swans alleged that respondents, the Washington State Attorney General and various employees of the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, violated their rights under the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution while attempting to collect the Swans' alleged debt due under the Crime Victims Compensation Act, Wash. Rev. Code Sec. 7.68 et seq. The Swans requested the district court to issue several declaratory judgments to prevent respondents from collecting the alleged debt. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm for the reasons stated by the district court's September 27, 1994 order.
The Swans also raise an issue on appeal regarding respondents' alleged selective prosecution, a claim neither raised in their petition nor considered by the district court. We decline to address this issue for the first time on appeal. See Green v. Christiansen, 732 F.2d 1397, 1400 n.1 (9th Cir. 1984).