ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
DOUGLAS F. McCORMICK, Magistrate Judge.
On March 13, 2017, Karim Christian Kamal ("Plaintiff") filed pro se a complaint alleging violations of federal and state law, and he paid the $400 filing fee. Dkt. 1 ("Complaint"). Plaintiff alleges that he was "grievously injured" during a motorcycle crash on the Big Tujunga Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest and that he subsequently sued Los Angeles County ("the County") in state court based on the road's allegedly dangerous condition.
Plaintiff sues (1) the County
Plaintiff alleges five causes of action: that (1) Judges Jessner and Goldstein and Justices Rubin and Bigelow violated his rights under the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment; (2) all Defendants conspired to violate his civil rights; (3) the individual Defendants violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"); (4) all Defendants "procured a judgment against [Plaintiff] by fraud, including concealment of material facts"; and (5) all Defendants conspired to commit fraud against Plaintiff. Complaint at 30-33. He seeks $16 million in compensatory damages; unspecified punitive damages; and orders declaring that various state-court orders violated his constitutional rights and are unenforceable.
Because Plaintiff paid the full filing fee and is not a prisoner, the Complaint is not subject to preservice screening under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1915(e)(2) or 1915A.
Plaintiff's claims against the four Defendant judicial officers—Judges Jessner and Goldstein and Justices Rubin and Bigelow—are subject to dismissal because they are frivolous. Judicial officers are absolutely immune from liability for acts performed in their judicial capacity.
Here, it is clear that Plaintiff is challenging only acts that the four Defendant judicial officers performed in their judicial capacity. Plaintiff alleges that Judge Goldstein violated Plaintiff's constitutional rights by forwarding her tentative summary-judgment ruling to Judge Jessner; ruling on the defendants' motion for costs; and modifying that ruling after it was on appeal. Complaint at 26. He alleges that Judge Jessner violated his constitutional rights by failing to consider Plaintiff's opposition to the defendants' motion for summary judgment and instead "rul[ing] on Judge Goldstein's tentative ruling"; allowing a different plaintiff to proceed on similar claims in state court after granting summary judgment against Plaintiff; failing to inform Plaintiff that Judge Goldstein had forwarded the tentative ruling to her; refusing to hear Plaintiff's motion to set aside the summary-judgment ruling, and failing to disclose that her husband was a "former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney."
Plaintiff alleges that Justice Rubin, who was on the panel of justices who heard Plaintiff's appeal, violated Plaintiff's constitutional rights by "fail[ing] to disclose that he was a former employer of . . . [P]laintiff's sister and that he terminated the employment of the sister in anger over a financial dispute."
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that on or before May 16, 2017, Plaintiff show cause in writing why his claims against Judges Jessner and Goldstein and Justices Rubin and Bigelow should not be dismissed because they are barred by absolute judicial immunity. Plaintiff may, in the alternative, voluntarily dismiss those Defendants from the Complaint by submitting such a request in writing. Plaintiff is warned that his failure to timely respond to the Order may result in those Defendants being dismissed for the reasons discussed above.
Plaintiff is also advised that there are three federal "pro se" clinics in this district. The clinics offer on-site information and guidance to individuals who are representing themselves (proceeding pro se) in federal civil actions. The clinics are administered by nonprofit law firms, not the Court. The clinic located closest to Plaintiff's address of record is in the United States Courthouse at 312 N. Spring Street, Room G-19, Main Street Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Clinic hours are Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m. Useful information is also available on the Court's website, http://court.cacd.uscourts.gov/cacd/ProSe.nsf/.