Ahmed R. RUCKER, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. Lt. George HARRISON, II, Individual and Official Capacity, Defendant - Appellee.
Decided: July 09, 2019
Before NIEMEYER and AGEE, Circuit Judges, and SHEDD, Senior Circuit Judge.
Ahmed R. Rucker, Appellant Pro Se.
Ahmed R. Rucker, a Maryland inmate, appeals the district court's order granting Lieutenant George Harrison's motion to dismiss Rucker's 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (2012) First Amendment retaliation claim against Harrison in his individual capacity for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.* We have reviewed the record and find no reversible error. Accordingly, we affirm.
We deny Rucker's motion to appoint counsel. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
FOOTNOTE. The district court previously granted summary judgment to Harrison on this claim. On appeal, we vacated and remanded for further proceedings consistent with Booker v. South Carolina Department of Corrections, 855 F.3d 533 (4th Cir. 2017) (holding that First Amendment right to be free from retaliation for filing prison grievance was clearly established as of at least 2010).
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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