Raymond A. ROLES, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Jay CHRISTENSEN, ISCC Warden; Rhonda Owens, ISCC, Asm, Defendants-Appellees.
Decided: December 10, 2020
Before: WALLACE, CLIFTON, and BRESS, Circuit Judges.
Raymond A. Roles, Pro Se
Idaho state prisoner Raymond A. Roles appeals pro se from the district court's judgment dismissing his action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (“RLUIPA”). We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review de novo. Watison v. Carter, 668 F.3d 1108, 1112 (9th Cir. 2012) (dismissal under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii)); Resnick v. Hayes, 213 F.3d 443, 447 (9th Cir. 2000) (dismissal under 28 U.S.C. § 1915A). We affirm.
The district court properly dismissed Roles's action because Roles failed to allege facts sufficient to show that defendants’ conduct placed a substantial burden on his religious exercise. See Jones v. Williams, 791 F.3d 1023, 1031-32 (9th Cir. 2015) (elements of § 1983 free exercise claim); Walker v. Beard, 789 F.3d 1125, 1134 (9th Cir. 2015) (elements of a RLUIPA claim); San Jose Christian Coll. v. City of Morgan Hill, 360 F.3d 1024, 1034 (9th Cir. 2004) (under RLUIPA, to constitute a substantial burden on religious exercise, a regulation “must impose a significantly great restriction or onus upon such exercise”).
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