United States District Court, D. Hawaii
ORDER DISMISSING COMPLAINT WITH PREJUDICE
A. OTAKE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
October 28, 2019, Plaintiff William Lee Grant II
(“Plaintiff”), who is self-represented, filed a
Civil Liberties Complaint (“Complaint”). ECF No.
1. By Order dated November 26, 2012, the Court granted
Plaintiff's Application to Proceed in District Court
without Prepaying Fees or Costs, ECF No. 2, and also ordered
Plaintiff to show cause why this action should not be
transferred or dismissed for improper venue. ECF No. 4
(“Order to Show Cause”). Plaintiff timely
responded to the Order to Show Cause on December 10, 2019.
ECF No. 5 (“Response”). For the following
reasons, Plaintiffs Complaint is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
statute governing venue in general states:
action may be brought in--
(1) a judicial district in which any defendant resides, if
all defendants are residents of the State in which the
district is located;
(2) a judicial district in which a substantial part of the
events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred, or a
substantial part of property that is the subject of the
action is situated; or
(3) if there is no district in which an action may otherwise
be brought as provided in this section, any judicial district
in which any defendant is subject to the court's personal
jurisdiction with respect to such action.
28 U.S.C. § 1391(b).
stated in the Order to Show Cause, a liberal construction of
the Complaint reveals that the allegations regarding the
defendants named in the caption (“Central Intelligence
Agency” and “Special Collection Service”
(collectively, “Defendants”)), or containing any
reference to Hawai'i, are limited to the following
67) The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) killed John F.
. . . .
69) The CIA triangulated against the DOD to use the DOD to
achieve the CIA's mandate to contain Communism in
89) The Special Collection Service is a “joint”
Central Intelligence Agency and National ...