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United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Tyrone T.H. NALL, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Shelley WILLIAMS; et al., Defendants-Appellees.

No. 19-16894

Decided: January 27, 2021

Before: McKEOWN, CALLAHAN, and BRESS, Circuit Judges. Tyrone T.H. Nall, Pro Se


Nevada state prisoner Tyrone T.H. Nall appeals pro se from the district court's judgment dismissing his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging a due process claim arising from an alleged miscalculation of his parole eligibility date. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review de novo the district court's dismissal under 28 U.S.C. § 1915A. Hayes v. Idaho Corr. Ctr., 849 F.3d 1204, 1208 (9th Cir. 2017). We affirm.

The district court properly dismissed Nall's Fourteenth Amendment due process claim because Nall failed to allege facts sufficient to state a plausible claim. See Swarthout v. Cooke, 562 U.S. 216, 219, 131 S.Ct. 859, 178 L.Ed.2d 732 (2011) (when analyzing a due process claim, “[w]e first ask whether there exists a liberty or property interest of which a person has been deprived, and if so we ask whether the procedures followed by the State were constitutionally sufficient”); Moor v. Palmer, 603 F.3d 658, 661 (9th Cir. 2010) (“Nevada's statutory parole scheme ․ expressly disclaims any intent to create a liberty interest.”).

The district court did not abuse its discretion by declining to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over Nall's related state law claims. See 28 U.S.C. § 1367(c)(3); Ove v. Gwinn, 264 F.3d 817, 826 (9th Cir. 2001) (standard of review; court may decline supplemental jurisdiction over related state law claims once it has dismissed all claims over which it has original jurisdiction).

We do not consider matters not specifically and distinctly raised and argued in the opening brief. See Padgett v. Wright, 587 F.3d 983, 985 n.2 (9th Cir. 2009).


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