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Fixel v. Nevada Supreme Court

filed*fn*: December 11, 1992.

DENNIS FIXEL, PLAINTIFF-APPELLANT,
v.
NEVADA SUPREME COURT; NEVADA ATTORNEY GENERAL; ROBERT MILLER, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA; NEVADA BOARD OF PARDONS, DEFENDANTS-APPELLEES.



Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. D.C. No. CV-N-89-0339-ECR. Edward C. Reed, Jr., Chief Judge, Presiding

Before: Tang, Pregerson, and T.g. Nelson, Circuit Judges.

MEMORANDUM

Dennis Nelson Fixel, a Nevada state prisoner, appeals pro se the district court's dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 complaint seeking to prevent state supreme court Judges and the state attorney general from reviewing his application for a pardon. We review de novo, Noll v. Carlson, 809 F.2d 1446, 1447 (9th Cir. 1987), and we affirm.

In Fixel's prior appeal to this court, Fixel v. Nevada Supreme Court, No. 89-15828 (unpublished memorandum Disposition filed March 22, 1990), we reversed the district court's sua sponte dismissal of his complaint with respect to his claim that state supreme court Judges and the state attorney general should not review his application for a pardon due to bias. While we found that Fixel's allegation of institutional bias failed to state a due process claim, we remanded to the district court to give Fixel an opportunity to amend his complaint to show personal bias.

On remand, the district court gave Fixel three opportunities to amend his complaint. Fixel's amended complaints contain no facts suggesting personal bias; instead, they reiterate the allegation contained in his original complaint that state supreme court Judges and the state attorney general are presumptively biased because the Judges upheld the legality of his sentence and the attorney general defended the state in his previous actions challenging the legality of his sentence. Accordingly, the district court's judgment is

AFFIRMED.

Disposition

AFFIRME ...


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