Blackmon v. Billups et al (INMATE1)

Filing 27

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Honorable Wallace Capel, Jr. on 7/27/2010. (dmn)

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Bl a c km on v. Billups et al (INMATE1) CONSENT Do c. 27 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES F O R THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA N O R T H E R N DIVISION J A M E S G. BLACKMON, #173090, Plaintiff, v. W A R D E N BILLUPS, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CASE NO. 2:08-CV-622-WC [WO] MEMORANDUM OPINION J a m e s Blackmon ["Blackmon"], an indigent inmate, initiated this 42 U.S.C. 1983 c o m p la in t challenging actions taken against him during his confinement at the Draper C o rre c tio n a l Facility in July of 2008. The order of procedure entered in this case specifically d ire c te d Blackmon to immediately inform the court of any change in his address. Order of S e p te m b e r 4, 2008 - Court Document No. 7 at 5. This court recently ascertained information which established that the plaintiff no lon g er resided at the address he had provided for service. In light of the foregoing, the court e n ter e d an order requiring that on or before July 26, 2010 Blackmon inform the court of his p re s e n t address. Order of July 16, 2010 - Court Doc. No. 26. This order specifically c a u tio n e d Blackmon that his failure to comply with its directives would result in the d ism issal of this case. Id. The court has received no response from Blackmon to the a f o re m e n tio n e d order. As is clear from the foregoing, Blackmon has failed to comply with th e directives of the orders entered by this court and this case cannot properly proceed in his a b se n c e. The court therefore concludes that this case is due to be dismissed. A separate order will accompany this memorandum opinion. /s / Wallace Capel, Jr. WALLACE CAPEL, JR. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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