Montgomery Blair Sibley, Appellant v. Richard W. Roberts and Angela Caesar, Appellees

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United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Montgomery Blair Sibley, Appellant v. Richard W. Roberts and Angela Caesar, Appellees

No. 16-5388

Decided: August 31, 2017

BEFORE: Tatel, Brown, and Wilkins, Circuit Judges

JUDGMENT

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

ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the district court's order filed December 19, 2016, be affirmed. The court did not abuse its discretion or otherwise err in denying appellant's recusal motion. See, e.g., United States v. Haldeman, 559 F.2d 31, 134 (D.C. Cir. 1976) (en banc). Moreover, the court properly dismissed appellant's damages claims on immunity grounds. See, e.g., Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, 356-57 (1978); Sindram v. Suda, 986 F.2d 1459, 1460-61 (D.C. Cir. 1998) (per curiam). Finally, appellant has forfeited any challenge to the dismissal of his claim for declaratory relief by failing to address it in his opening brief. See, e.g., Weinstein v. Islamic Republic of Iran, 831 F.3d 470, 484 (D.C. Cir. 2016).

Pursuant to D.C. Circuit Rule 36, this disposition will not be published.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