James Darren CRAWFORD, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Jeffrey A. BEARD; et al., Defendants-Appellees.
Decided: July 22, 2020
Before: CANBY, FRIEDLAND, and R. NELSON, Circuit Judges.
James Darren Crawford, Pro Se Michael James Quinn, Deputy Attorney General, AGCA - Office of the California Attorney General, San Francisco, CA, for Defendants-Appellees
California state prisoner James Darren Crawford appeals pro se from the magistrate judge's summary judgment and dismissal order in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging constitutional claims in connection with his incoming and outgoing mail. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review de novo whether the magistrate judge validly entered judgment on behalf of the district court. Allen v. Meyer, 755 F.3d 866, 867-68 (9th Cir. 2014). We vacate and remand.
Crawford consented to proceed before the magistrate judge. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(c). The magistrate judge then dismissed claims against defendants Bell, Gongora, Hall, Love, and Williams before these defendants had been served. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915A. Because all parties, including unserved defendants, must consent to proceed before the magistrate judge for jurisdiction to vest, Williams v. King, 875 F.3d 500, 503-04 (9th Cir. 2017), we vacate the magistrate judge's May 17, 2016 order and remand for further proceedings.
The parties shall bear their own costs on appeal.
VACATED and REMANDED.
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