Tate v. Stewart
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 12/21/2015. (JLC)
2015 Dec-21 AM 10:05
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
CYNTHIA STEWART, Warden, et al.,
CIVIL ACTION NO.
On June 17, 2015, Petitioner Fredrick Tate, an Alabama State prisoner
acting pro se, filed this habeas corpus action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. (Doc.
1). Although the first page of the petition contains a notation in the upper righthand corner reciting, “Fee for Filing Attached,” (Doc. 1 at 1), no payment was
actually included with the petition, nor did Petitioner include an application for
leave to proceed in forma pauperis (“IFP”). Accordingly, on August 21, 2015, the
court entered an order advising Petitioner that, within 30 days, he was required
either to pay the applicable five-dollar filing fee, see 28 U.S.C. § 1914(a), or to
submit an IFP application, see 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (Doc. 2). That notice, which
was mailed to Petitioner that same day, further advised Petitioner that if he failed
to comply, this action would be subject to dismissal without further notice. (Id.)
Despite that warning, Petitioner has failed to comply with, or otherwise respond
to, the court’s order. Therefore, this action is due to be DISMISSED WITHOUT
PREJUDICE for want of prosecution. A separate Final Order will be entered.
DONE this the 21st day of December, 2015.
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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