Thompson v. Hobbs
ORDER directing petitioner to submit either the $5.00 filing fee or an application to proceed ifp within 30 days from the entry date of this Order. The Clerk is directed to forward to petitioner an application to proceed ifp. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 8/19/13. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
ADC # 97214
RAY HOBBS, Director,
Arkansas Department of Correction
Case No. 5:13-CV-00183 SWW-JTK
Petitioner, an inmate in the Arkansas Department of Correction, has filed a Petition for Writ of
Habeas Corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (Doc. No. 1). He has neither paid the $5.00 filing fee nor filed
an application to proceed in forma pauperis.
If Petitioner wishes to proceed with this action, he must either (1) pay the $5.00 filing fee in
full1 or (2) file a properly completed application to proceed in forma pauperis. Petitioner is hereby
advised that the failure to timely and properly comply with this Order could result in the dismissal of
this habeas action, without prejudice, pursuant to Local Rule 5.5(c)(2).2
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
Any payment Petitioner sends to the Court must clearly indicate that it is for payment of the filing fee
in “Thompson v. Hobbs, 5:13-CV-00183 SWW-JTK.”
Petitioner is hereby notified of his responsibility to comply with the Local Rules of the Court,
including Rule 5.5(c)(2), which states the following:
It is the duty of any party not represented by counsel to promptly notify the Clerk and
the other parties to the proceedings of any change in his or her address, to monitor the
progress of the case, and to prosecute or defend the action diligently. A party appearing
for himself/herself shall sign his/her pleadings and state his/her address, zip code, and
telephone number. If any communication from the Court to a pro se plaintiff is not
responded to within thirty (30) days, the case may be dismissed without prejudice. Any
party proceeding pro se shall be expected to be familiar with and follow the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure.
1. The Clerk of Court is to forward to Petitioner an application to proceed in forma pauperis.
2. Within thirty (30) days of the entry-date of this Order, Petitioner must either (1) pay the
$5.00 statutory filing fee in full or (2) file a properly completed application to proceed in
SO ORDERED this 19th day of August, 2013.
United States Magistrate Judge
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