United States District Court, D. South Carolina, Rock Hill Division
J. GOSSETT UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
plaintiff, Eric Alan Sanders, proceeding pro se,
brings this civil rights action. The Complaint has been filed
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. This matter is before the
court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Local Civil
Rule 73.02(B)(2) (D.S.C.).
order dated October 16, 2018, the court authorized the
issuance and service of process in this matter, and the court
expressly construed the Complaint as raising claims pursuant
to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Americans with Disabilities
Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. § 12132. (ECF No. 8.)
Plaintiff has since raised objections to the court's
construction of the claims, indicating the court failed to
construe his claims of various constitutional violations
raised pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981, 1983, &
1985. (ECF No. 23 at 8.) Plaintiff also filed a motion to
amend the Complaint with proposed constitutional claims. (ECF
motion is granted, and the court recognizes the Amended
Complaint as raising the claims as indicated by Plaintiff.
See Fed.R.Civ.P. 15. In order to preserve issues
raised in this case and give liberal construction to the
pleadings, the Clerk of Court is directed to docket
Plaintiffs Motion to Amend (ECF No. 41) as an Amended
Complaint and append the Complaint (ECF No. 1) as an
attachment to the Amended Complaint.
IS SO ORDERED.
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