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United States Court of Appeals, Eighth CircuitAug 25, 2010
390 Fed. Appx. 619 (8th Cir. 2010)

No. 10-1663.

Submitted: August 20, 2010.

Filed: August 25, 2010.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.

Before LOKEN, MURPHY, and BENTON, Circuit Judges.



Paul Castonguay appeals the district court's preservice dismissal without prejudice of his pro se 42 U.S.C. § 1983 complaint. Upon careful de novo review, we conclude that the district court did not abuse its discretion in abstaining under Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37, 91 S.Ct. 746, 27 L.Ed.2d 669 (1971), because Castonguay's complaint sought intervention in state-court adoption proceedings. See Moore v. Sims, 200 F.3d 1170, 1171 (8th Cir. 2000) (per curiam) (standard of review for dismissal); Norwood v. Dickey, 409 F.3d 901, 903 (8th Cir. 2005) (abstention holding reviewed for abuse of discretion). Accordingly, we affirm.

The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska.