Pride v. Bass et al
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)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
JOHN E. PRIDE,
WENDY KELLEY, Director,
Arkansas Department of Correction
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 § 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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