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					Evans v. Knox et al                                                                                                           Doc. 4
                      Case 3:05-cv-04427-CRB            Document 4          Filed 11/07/2005         Page 1 of 1



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                                         IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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                                    FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
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                       MICHAEL L. EVANS,                                )
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                                       Petitioner,                      )         No. C 05-4427 CRB (PR)
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                         vs.                                            )         ORDER OF DISMISSAL
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                       T. KNOX, et al.,                                 )
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                                       Respondent(s).                   )
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       16                      Petitioner, a state prisoner at San Quentin State Prison, has filed a pro se

       17              petition for a writ of habeas corpus alleging various wrongdoing (including

       18              punching him) on the part several correctional officers.

       19                      The petition for a writ of habeas corpus is DISMISSED without prejudice to

       20              filing a civil rights complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The Ninth Circuit has made

       21              clear that habeas jurisdiction is absent, and a § 1983 action proper, where, as here,

       22              a successful challenge will not necessarily shorten the prisoner’s sentence. See

       23              Ramirez v. Galaza, 334 F.3d 850, 859 (9th Cir. 2003).

       24                      The clerk shall enter judgment in accordance with this order, terminate all

       25              pending motions as moot, and close the file. No fee is due.

       26              SO ORDERED.

       27              DATED: Nov. 04, 2005
                                                                        CHARLES R. BREYER
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