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Grant v. U.S. Department of Defense
United States District Court, D. Nebraska
July 11, 2018
WILLIAM LEE GRANT II, Plaintiff,
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, Defendant.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Richard G. Kopf, Senior United States District Judge
Grant II filed his pro se Complaint on June 4, 2018 (Filing
No. 1), and has been given leave to proceed in forma
pauperis (Filing No. 5). The court now conducts an
initial review of the Complaint to determine whether summary
dismissal is appropriate under 28 U.S.C. §
SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT
Complaint consists of:
1. A “Command Complaint” that appears to be a
copy of a complaint originally filed in the United States
Court of Federal Claims that contains frivolous allegations
such as: “Operation: Hometown Glory is a DoD domestic
Black Ops Program run under the banner of the DOJ. The DoD
disavows BEYONCE”; “Grandmas kick ass!”;
and “The DoD remembers ‘Nam.”
2. Four exhibits, which are photocopies of orders entered by
other federal courts in cases filed by Grant, with various
A. Text order entered by the United States District Court for
the Central District of Illinois on March 22, 2018, in
Grant v. Illinois Department of Employment
Security, No. 3:18-cv-03054, dismissing Grant's
complaint on initial review as frivolous and for failure to
state a claim upon which relief may be granted.
B. An order entered by the United States District Court for
the Northern District of Georgia on April 17, 2018, in
Grant v. United States Department of Defense, No.
1:18-CV-1469, dismissing Grant's pro se civil action
asserting “various conspiracy theories against mostly
former government officials” as frivolous.
C. Order entered by the United States District Court of the
Eastern District of Virginia on April 27, 2018, in Grant
v. U.S. Department of Defense, No. 1:18-cv-449,
dismissing Grant's complaint with prejudice as frivolous.
D. Memorandum Opinion and Order entered by the United States
District Court of the District of Maryland on May 16, 2018,
in Grant v. U.S. Department of Transportation, et
al., Civil Action No. GLR-18-1327, dismissing
Grant's complaint on initial review as frivolous and for
failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.
E. Order entered by the United States Court of Appeals for
the Federal Circuit on February 21, 2018, in Grant v.
United States, No. 2018-1413, summarily affirming
dismissal of Grant's complaint filed in the United States
Court of Federal Claims, No. 1:17-cv-01785, for lack of
APPLICABLE STANDARDS ON INITIAL REVIEW
court is required to review in forma pauperis complaints to
determine whether summary dismissal is appropriate. See
28 U.S.C. § 1915(e). The court must dismiss a
complaint or any portion of it that states a frivolous or
malicious claim, that fails to state a claim upon which
relief may be granted,  or that seeks monetary relief from a
defendant who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C.
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