Cook v. Smith (INMATE 1)

Filing 30

OPINION. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 7/14/2016. (kh, )

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, NORTHERN DIVISION CURTIS J. COOK, JR., also known as Curtis J. Cook, Jr. El, Plaintiff, v. CHAPLAIN STEVEN SMITH, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:14cv1081-MHT (WO) OPINION Relying on 42 U.S.C. § 1983, plaintiff filed this lawsuit charging defendant with discrimination against him and other members of Islamic communities in the practice of their religion. The jurisdiction of the court has been invoked pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1331 (federal question) and 28 U.S.C. § 1343 (civil rights). On June 21, 2016, the court issued an order requiring plaintiff to advise the court, by July 8, 2016, as to “whether he seeks to proceed with this cause of action.” Plaintiff was informed that, “if he fail[ed] to file a response” within the time allowed, the court would “consider this as an indication that he no longer seeks to proceed with this case.” Plaintiff has failed to file a response within the time allowed. will therefore dismiss his case, albeit The court without prejudice. An appropriate judgment will be entered. DONE, this the 14th day of July, 2016. /s/ Myron H. Thompson____ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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