Skip to main content


United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Alvin ABRAMS, Appellant v. Carla HAYDEN, Librarian of Congress, Appellee

No. 18-5282

Decided: January 23, 2019

BEFORE: Griffith and Katsas, Circuit Judges, and Sentelle, Senior Circuit Judge Alvin Abrams, Pro se. R. Craig Lawrence, U.S. Attorney's Office, Washington, DC, for Appellee.


This appeal was considered on the record from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and on the brief and appendix filed by appellant. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2); D.C. Cir. Rule 34(j). It is

ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the district court's August 7, 2018 order dismissing appellant's complaint for lack of jurisdiction be affirmed. The district court correctly concluded that appellant failed to demonstrate that the amount in controversy in this matter exceeded the threshold required to establish jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1332, or that any other basis for federal jurisdiction exists. Furthermore, recusal of the district judge was not warranted because appellant provided no reasonable basis for questioning the impartiality of the judge. See In re Kaminski, 960 F.2d 1062, 1065 n.3 (D.C. Cir. 1992) (“A judge should not recuse himself based upon conclusory, unsupported or tenuous allegations.”).

Pursuant to D.C. Circuit Rule 36, this disposition will not be published. The Clerk is directed to withhold issuance of the mandate herein until seven days after resolution of any timely petition for rehearing or petition for rehearing en banc. See Fed. R. App. P. 41(b); D.C. Cir. Rule 41.

Per Curiam

Was this helpful?

Thank you. Your response has been sent.

Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes

A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.

Go to Learn About the Law

Docket No: No. 18-5282

Decided: January 23, 2019

Court: United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Get a profile on the #1 online legal directory

Harness the power of our directory with your own profile. Select the button below to sign up.

Sign up

Learn About the Law

Get help with your legal needs

FindLaw’s Learn About the Law features thousands of informational articles to help you understand your options. And if you’re ready to hire an attorney, find one in your area who can help.

Learn more about the law
Copied to clipboard