Alexander v. Hobbs et al

Filing 6

ORDER directing the Clerk to issue summons and the U.S. Marshal to serve the summons, signed complaint (DE#5), and this Order on Defendants, without prepayment of fees and costs or security therefor. Signed by Magistrate Judge H. David Young on 1/13/09. (mkf)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION MICHAEL ALEXANDER ADC #99029 V. RAY HOBBS et al. NO: 5:08CV00275 BSM/HDY DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFF ORDE R Plaintiff filed a pro se complaint, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983, on October 6, 2008 (docket entry #2), and he was granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis. On October 30, 2008, Plaintiff filed a signed copy of his complaint (docket entry #5). Construing Plaintiff's complaint liberally, the Court concludes that, for screening purposes, Plaintiff states a cognizable claim for relief under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against Defendants, and will order service. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT service is appropriate on Defendants. The Clerk of the Court is directed to prepare a summons for Defendants, and the United States Marshal is directed to serve a copy of the signed complaint (docket entry #5), this order, and summons, on Defendants, without prepayment of fees and costs or security therefor. DATED this 13 day of January, 2009. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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