Pride v. Bass et al

Filing 12

ORDER directing the Clerk of the Court to remove Defendants Lisa Bass and James Gibson from the docket as party defendants in this case. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 7/30/2015. (jak)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION JOHN E. PRIDE, ADC #73122 VS. PETITIONER NO. 5:15CV210-BRW-BD WENDY KELLEY, Director, Arkansas Department of Correction RESPONDENT ORDER The proper Respondent in a habeas corpus action filed in United States District Court is the state officer who has custody of Mr. Pride. Rule 2, Rules Governing ยง 2254 Cases. Mr. Pride has correctly named as a Defendant Wendy Kelley, Director of the Arkansas Department of Correction, but Defendants Lisa Bass and James Gibson are improperly identified by Mr. Pride as defendants. Accordingly, the Clerk of Court is directed to remove their names from the docket as party defendants in this case. DATED this 30th day of July, 2015. ____________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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