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Francis v. F.B.I

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Nov 23, 2010
404 F. App'x 233 (9th Cir. 2010)

Opinion

No. 09-16600.

Submitted November 16, 2010.

The panel unanimously concludes this case is suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed.R.App.P. 34(a)(2).

Filed November 23, 2010.

Louis Francis, Vacaville, CA, pro se.

Yoshinori H.T. Himel, Esquire, Assistant U.S., USSAC-Office of the U.S. Attorney, Sacramento, CA, for Defendant-Appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Anthony W. Ishii, Chief Judge, Presiding. D.C. No. 1:06-CV-00968-AWI-DLB.

Before: TASHIMA, BERZON, and CLIFTON, Circuit Judges.



MEMORANDUM

This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by 9th Cir. R. 36-3.

Louis Francis appeals pro se from the district court's order dismissing his action seeking to compel an inquiry by the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") into the Los Angeles Police Department's refusal to conduct a homicide investigation after Francis's brother disappeared. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review de novo, Robinson v. United States, 586 F.3d 683, 685 (9th Cir. 2009), and we affirm.

The district court properly dismissed the Administrative Procedure Act claim for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, because Francis failed to rebut the presumption that the FBI's decision not to conduct an investigation is immune from judicial review. See Heckler v. Chaney, 470 U.S. 821, 831-33, 105 S.Ct. 1649, 84 L.Ed.2d 714 (1985).

We do not consider Francis's contention concerning the consent decree, because it was raised for the first time on appeal and consideration is not necessary to prevent "manifest injustice." Travelers Prop. Cos. Co. of Am. v. ConocoPhillips Co., 546 F.3d 1142, 1146 (9th Cir. 2008).

AFFIRMED.


Summaries of

Francis v. F.B.I

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Nov 23, 2010
404 F. App'x 233 (9th Cir. 2010)
Case details for

Francis v. F.B.I

Case Details

Full title:Louis FRANCIS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION…

Court:United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Date published: Nov 23, 2010

Citations

404 F. App'x 233 (9th Cir. 2010)