- Court: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Archives
- Area(s) of Law: Civil Rights § 1983
- Date Filed: 08-19-2014
- Case #: 12-55601
- Judge(s)/Court Below: Per Curiam; Circuit Judges Pregerson, Wardlaw, and Tallman
- Full Text Opinion
Plaintiff appeals the district court's dismissal of the complaint "alleg[ing] that Defendants violated Plaintiffs’ First Amendment right to freedom of religion by forcing them to provide direct staff support to a developmentally disabled client who wished to attend Jehovah’s Witness services." The Ninth Circuit held that "the district court’s dismissal of Plaintiffs’ complaint against Defendant-Appellee [was appropriate] because Plaintiffs failed to allege specific facts against Defendant other than to identify her title . . . [t]he district court’s holding that Defendants’ interpretation of the [California Lanterman Act], and its regulations, did not violate the First and Fourteenth Amendments; and the district court’s denial of leave to amend because of futility of amendment [was appropriate.]" AFFIRMED.