Motion Picture Association of America v. CrystalTech Web Hosting Inc.

Filing 586

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Motion Picture Association of America v. CrystalTech Web Hosting Inc. Doc. 586 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 WO KM IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA Frederick King, Jr., Petitioner, vs. State of Arizona, et al., Respondents. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. CV 07-1118-PHX-SMM (MHB) ORDER Petitioner Frederick King, Jr., who is confined in the Arizona State Prison ComplexWinslow, has filed a "Motion for Extension of Time Pre-Filing of Habeas Corpus Petition 2254." Petitioner asks that he be given an additional 60 days to file a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254. Petitioner's Motion is not accompanied by a petition for writ of habeas corpus. The Court is unable to construe the Motion as a petition for writ of habeas corpus because it is not filed on the court-approved form and does not set forth any facts supporting Petitioner's request for habeas relief. See Rule 2(c) of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts. Further, Petitioner's Motion does not provide any information about the crime(s) of which Petitioner was convicted, the date of his conviction, when his judgment of conviction was final, or whether he has exhausted state court remedies. Because the Court cannot construe the Motion as a petition for writ of habeas corpus, the Court will dismiss this action. Because this matter is being dismissed without prejudice, Petitioner is Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 in no way prevented by this Order from filing a petition for writ of habeas corpus in this Court. To the extent that Petitioner is seeking to toll the statute of limitations before filing a petition for habeas corpus, the Court cannot grant such relief. No petition is currently pending before the Court and it would therefore be inappropriate for the Court to make any ruling tolling the statute of limitations. In the event that the respondent in any future habeas action instituted by Petitioner raises the 1-year period of limitation in 28 U.S.C. 2254(d) as an affirmative defense, Petitioner will be free to argue that his petition is subject to equitable tolling. See Corjasso v. Ayers, 278 F.3d 874, 877 (9th Cir. 2002) (Section 2244(d) is subject to equitable tolling based on a showing of "exceptional circumstances" beyond the prisoner's control). IT IS ORDERED: (1) (2) accordingly. (3) The Clerk of Court must provide Petitioner with the current court-approved Petitioner's June 4, 2007 Motion for Extension of Time (Doc. #2) is DENIED. This matter is DISMISSED and the Clerk of Court must enter judgment forms for filing a "Petition Under 28 U.S.C. 2254 for a Writ of Habeas Corpus by a Person in State Custody." and an "Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis by a Prisoner (Habeas)." DATED this 21st day of June, 2007. -2- Name and Prisoner/Booking Number Place of Confinement Mailing Address City, State, Zip Code IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA ) ,) ) CASE NO. ) ) ) APPLICATION TO PROCEED ,) IN FORMA PAUPERIS ) BY A PRISONER ) (HABEAS) Petitioner, vs. Respondent(s). I, , declare, in support of my request to proceed in the above entitled case without prepayment of fees under 28 U.S.C. 1915, that I am unable to pay the fees for these proceedings or to give security therefor and that I believe I am entitled to relief. In support of this application, I answer the following questions under penalty of perjury: 1. Are you currently employed at the institution where you are confined? If "Yes," state the amount of your pay and where you work. GYes GNo 2. Do you receive any other payments from the institution where you are confined? If "Yes," state the source and amount of the payments. GYes GNo 98-ifphab Revised 6/98 1 3. Do you have any other sources of income, savings, or assets either inside or outside of the institution where you are confined? GYes GNo If "Yes," state the sources and amounts of the income, savings, or assets. I declare under penalty of perjury that the above information is true and correct. DATE SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTIONAL OFFICIAL AS TO STATUS OF APPLICANT'S TRUST ACCOUNT I, (Printed name of official) The applicant's trust account balance at this institution is: $ . , certify that as of the date applicant signed this application: DATE AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE TITLE/ID NUMBER INSTITUTION 2 Instructions for Filing a Petition Under 28 U.S.C. 2254 for a Writ of Habeas Corpus by a Person in State Custody in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona 1. Who May Use This Form. To use this form, you must be a person who is currently serving a sentence under a judgment against you in a state court. You are asking for relief from the conviction or the sentence on the grounds that your conviction or sentence violates the United States Constitution or other federal law. You also may use this form to challenge a state judgment that imposed a sentence to be served in the future, but you must fill in the name of the state where the judgment was entered. If you want to challenge a federal conviction or sentence, you should file a motion under 28 U.S.C. 2255 to vacate sentence in the federal court that entered the judgment. This form should not be used in death penalty cases. If you were sentenced to death, you are entitled to the assistance of counsel and you should request the appointment of counsel. 2. The Form. Local Rule of Civil Procedure (LRCiv) 3.5(a) provides that habeas corpus petitions must be filed on the court-approved form. The form must be typed or neatly handwritten. All questions must be answered clearly and concisely in the appropriate space on the form. If needed, you may attach additional pages. The form, however, must be completely filled in to the extent applicable. You do not need to cite law. If you want to file a brief or arguments, you must attach a separate memorandum. 3. Your Signature. You must tell the truth and sign the form. If you make a false statement of a material fact, you may be prosecuted for perjury. 4. The Filing Fee. The filing fee for this action is $5.00. If you are unable to pay the filing fee, you may request permission to proceed in forma pauperis by completing and signing the Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis provided with the petition form. You must have an official at the prison or jail complete the certificate at the bottom of the application form. If the amount of money in your account exceeds $25.00, you must pay the $5.00 filing fee. LRCiv 3.5(b). 5. Original and Judge's Copy. You must send an original plus one copy of your petition and of any other document submitted to the Court. You must send one additional copy to the Court if you wish to have a file-stamped copy of the document returned to you. All copies must be identical to the original. Copies may be legibly handwritten. 6. Where to File. You should file your petition in the division where you were convicted. See LRCiv 5.1(b). If you are challenging a judgment of conviction entered in Maricopa, Pinal, Yuma, La Paz, or Gila County, file your petition in the Phoenix Division. If you are challenging a judgment of conviction entered in Apache, Navajo, Coconino, Mohave, or Yavapai County, file your petition in the Prescott Division. If you are challenging a judgment of conviction entered in Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz, Graham, or Greenlee County, file your petition in the Tucson Division. See LRCiv 5.1(b) and 77.1(a). Revised 3/9/07 1 Mail the original and one copy of your petition with the $5.00 filing fee or the application to proceed in forma pauperis to: Phoenix & Prescott Divisions: OR U.S. District Court Clerk U.S. Courthouse, Suite 130 401 West Washington Street, SPC 10 Phoenix, Arizona 85003-2119 Tucson Division: U.S. District Court Clerk U.S. Courthouse, Suite 1500 405 West Congress Street Tucson, Arizona 85701-5010 7. Change of Address. You must immediately notify the Court and respondents in writing of any change in your mailing address. Failure to notify the Court of any change in your mailing address may result in the dismissal of your case. 8. Certificate of Service. You must provide the respondents with a copy of any document you submit to the Court (except the initial petition and application to proceed in forma pauperis). Each original document (except the initial petition and application to proceed in forma pauperis) must include a certificate of service on the last page of the document stating the date a copy of the document was mailed to the respondents and the address to which it was mailed. Fed. R. Civ. P. 5(a), (d). Any document received by the Court that does not include a certificate of service may be stricken. A certificate of service should be in the following form: I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was mailed (month, day, year) to: this Name: Address: Attorney for Respondent(s) (Signature) 9. Amended Petition. If you need to change any of the information in the initial petition, you must file an amended petition. The amended petition must be written on the court-approved form. You may file one amended petition without leave (permission) of Court before any respondent has answered your original petition. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a). After any respondent has filed an answer, you must file a motion for leave to amend and lodge (submit) a proposed amended petition. LRCiv 15.1. An amended petition may not incorporate by reference any part of your prior petition. LRCiv 15.1(a)(2). Any grounds not included in the amended petition are considered dismissed. 10. Exhibits. If available, you should attach a copy of all state and federal court written decisions regarding the conviction you are challenging. Do not submit any other exhibits with the petition. Instead, you should paraphrase the relevant information in the petition. 11. Letters and Motions. It is generally inappropriate to write a letter to any judge or the staff of any judge. The only appropriate way to communicate with the Court is by filing a written pleading or motion. 2 12. Warnings. a. Judgment Entered by a Single Court. You may challenge the judgment entered by only one court. Multiple counts which resulted in a judgment by the same court may be challenged in the same petition. If you wish to challenge judgments entered by more than one court, however, you must file separate petitions for each judgment. b. Grounds for Relief. You must raise all grounds for relief that relate to this conviction or sentence. Any grounds not raised in this petition will likely be barred from being raised in any subsequent federal action. c. Exhaustion. In order to proceed in federal court, you ordinarily must exhaust the remedies available to you in the state courts as to each claim on which you request action by the federal court. If you did not fairly present each of your grounds to the Arizona Court of Appeals, your petition may be dismissed. If you did not present one or more of your grounds to the Arizona Court of Appeals, explain why you did not. FINAL NOTE You should follow these instructions carefully. Failure to do so may result in your petition being stricken or dismissed by the Court. All questions must be answered concisely in the proper space on the form. If you need more space, you may attach additional pages. But the form must be completely filled in to the extent applicable. If you attach additional pages, be sure to identify which section of the petition is being continued and number all pages. 3 Name and Prisoner/Booking Number Place of Confinement Mailing Address City, State, Zip Code (Failure to notify the Court of your change of address may result in dismissal of this action.) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA (Full Name of Petitioner) Petitioner, vs. (Name of the Director of the Department of Corrections, Jailor or authorized person having custody of Petitioner) Respondent, and The Attorney General of the State of Additional Respondent. ,) ) ) ) ) CASE NO. ) (To be supplied by the Clerk) ,) ) ) ) PETITION UNDER 28 U.S.C. 2254 ) FOR A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS ) BY A PERSON IN STATE CUSTODY ) (NON-DEATH PENALTY) ,) ) ) ) PETITION 1. (a) Name and location of court that entered the judgment of conviction you are challenging: (b) Criminal docket or case number: 2. Date of judgment of conviction: 3. In this case, were you convicted on more than one count or crime? Yes G No G Revised 3/9/07 1 530 4. Identify all counts and crimes for which you were convicted and sentenced in this case: 5. Length of sentence for each count or crime for which you were convicted in this case: 6. (a) What was your plea? Not guilty Guilty Nolo contendere (no contest) G G G (b) If you entered a guilty plea to one count or charge, and a not guilty plea to another count or charge, give details: (c) If you went to trial, what kind of trial did you have? (Check one) 7. Did you testify at the trial? Yes G No G J ury G Judge only G 8. Did you file a direct appeal to the Arizona Court of Appeals from the judgment of conviction? No G Yes G If yes, answer the following: (a) Date you filed: (b) Docket or case number: (c) Result: (d) Date of result: (e) Grounds raised: Attach, if available, a copy of any brief filed on your behalf and a copy of the decision by the court. 2 9. Did you appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court? If yes, answer the following: (a) Date you filed: (b) Docket or case number: (c) Result: (d) Date of result: (e) Grounds raised: Yes G No G Attach, if available, a copy of any brief filed on your behalf and a copy of the decision by the court. 10. Did you file a petition for certiorari in the United States Supreme Court? Yes G If yes, answer the following: (a) Date you filed: (b) Docket or case number: (c) Result: (d) Date of result: (e) Grounds raised: No G Attach, if available, a copy of any brief filed on your behalf and a copy of the decision by the court. 11. Other than the direct appeals listed above, have you filed any other petitions, applications or motions No G concerning this judgment of conviction in any state court? Yes G If yes, answer the following: 3 (a) First Petition. (1) Date you filed: (2) Name of court: (3) Nature of the proceeding (Rule 32, special action or habeas corpus): (4) Docket or case number: (5) Result: (6) Date of result: (7) Grounds raised: Attach, if available, a copy of any brief filed on your behalf and a copy of the decision by the court. (b) Second Petition. (1) Date you filed: (2) Name of court: (3) Nature of the proceeding (Rule 32, special action or habeas corpus): (4) Docket or case number: (5) Result: (6) Date of result: (7) Grounds raised: Attach, if available, a copy of any brief filed on your behalf and a copy of the decision by the court. 4 (c) Third Petition. (1) Date you filed: (2) Name of court: (3) Nature of the proceeding (Rule 32, special action or habeas corpus): (4) Docket or case number: (5) Result: (6) Date of result: (7) Grounds raised: Attach, if available, a copy of any brief filed on your behalf and a copy of the decision by the court. (d) Did you appeal the action taken on your petition, application, or motion to the: Arizona Court of Appeals: Arizona Supreme Court: (1) First petition: Yes G No G No G No G Yes G Yes G Yes G No G No G No G (2) Second petition: Yes G (3) Third petition Yes G (e) If you did not appeal to the Arizona Court of Appeals, explain why you did not: 12. For this petition, state every ground on which you claim that you are being held in violation of the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States. Attach additional pages if you have more than four grounds. State the facts supporting each ground. CAUTION: To proceed in the federal court, you must ordinarily first exhaust (use up) your available statecourt remedies on each ground on which you request action by the federal court. Also, if you fail to set forth all the grounds in this petition, you may be barred from presenting additional grounds at a later date. 5 GROUND ONE: (a) Supporting FACTS (Do not argue or cite law. Just state the specific facts that support your claim.): (b) Did you present the issue raised in Ground One to the Arizona Court of Appeals? Yes G (c) If yes, did you present the issue in a: Direct appeal G First petition G Second petition G Third petition G (d) If you did not present the issue in Ground One to the Arizona Court of Appeals, explain why: No G (e) Did you present the issue raised in Ground One to the Arizona Supreme Court? Yes G 6 No G GROUND TWO: (a) Supporting FACTS (Do not argue or cite law. Just state the specific facts that support your claim.): (b) Did you present the issue raised in Ground Two to the Arizona Court of Appeals? Yes G (c) If yes, did you present the issue in a: Direct appeal G First petition G Second petition G Third petition G (d) If you did not present the issue in Ground Two to the Arizona Court of Appeals, explain why: No G (e) Did you present the issue raised in Ground Two to the Arizona Supreme Court? Yes G 7 No G GROUND THREE: (a) Supporting FACTS (Do not argue or cite law. Just state the specific facts that support your claim.): (b) Did you present the issue raised in Ground Three to the Arizona Court of Appeals? Yes G (c) If yes, did you present the issue in a: Direct appeal G First petition G Second petition G Third petition G No G (d) If you did not present the issue in Ground Three to the Arizona Court of Appeals, explain why: (e) Did you present the issue raised in Ground Three to the Arizona Supreme Court? Yes G 8 No G GROUND FOUR: (a) Supporting FACTS (Do not argue or cite law. Just state the specific facts that support your claim.): (b) Did you present the issue raised in Ground Four to the Arizona Court of Appeals? Yes G (c) If yes, did you present the issue in a: Direct appeal G First petition G Second petition G Third petition G No G (d) If you did not present the issue in Ground Four to the Arizona Court of Appeals, explain why: (e) Did you present the issue raised in Ground Four to the Arizona Supreme Court? Yes G 9 No G Please answer these additional questions about this petition: 13. Have you previously filed any type of petition, application or motion in a federal court regarding the conviction that you challenge in this petition? Yes G No G If yes, give the date of filing, the name and location of the court, the docket or case number, the type of proceeding, the issues raised, the date of the court's decision, and the result for each petition, application, or motion filed. Attach a copy of any court opinion or order, if available: 14. Do you have any petition or appeal now pending (filed and not decided yet) in any court, either state or No G federal, as to the judgment you are challenging? Yes G If yes, give the date of filing, the name and location of the court, the docket or case number, the type of proceeding, and the issues raised: 15. Do you have any future sentence to serve after you complete the sentence imposed by the judgment you are challenging? Yes G No G If yes, answer the following: (a) Name and location of the court that imposed the sentence to be served in the future: (b) Date that the other sentence was imposed: (c) Length of the other sentence: (d) Have you filed, or do you plan to file, any petition challenging the judgment or sentence to be served in the future? Yes G No G 10 16. TIMELINESS OF PETITION: If your judgment of conviction became final more than one year ago, you must explain why the one-year statute of limitations in 28 U.S.C. 2244(d) does not bar your petition.* *Section 2244(d) provides in part that: (1) A 1-year period of limitation shall apply to an application for a writ of habeas corpus by a person in custody pursuant to the judgment of a State court. The limitation period shall run from the latest of(A) the date on which the judgment became final by the conclusion of direct review or the expiration of the time for seeking such review; (B) the date on which the impediment to filing an application created by State action in violation of the Constitution or laws of the United States is removed, if the applicant was prevented from filing by such State action; (C) the date on which the constitutional right asserted was initially recognized by the Supreme Court, if the right has been newly recognized by the Supreme Court and made retroactively applicable to cases on collateral review; or (D) the date on which the factual predicate of the claim or claims presented could have been discovered through the exercise of due diligence. (2) The time during which a properly filed application for State post-conviction or other collateral review with respect to the pertinent judgment or claim is pending shall not be counted toward any period of limitation under this subsection. 17. Petitioner asks that the Court grant the following relief: or any other relief to which Petitioner may be entitled. (Money damages are not available in habeas corpus cases.) I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct and that this Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus was placed in the prison mailing system on (month, day, year). Signature of Petitioner Signature of attorney, if any 11 Date

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