Rounds v. Sisto, et al

Filing 4

ORDER signed by Judge Dale A. Drozd on 8/20/07 GRANTING 2 Application to proceed IFP and DISMISSING 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus with leave to amend within 30 days from the date of this order. Any amended petition must be filed on the fo rm employed by this court and must state all claims and prayers for relief on the form. It must bear the case number assigned to this action and must bear the title Ameneded Petition. Clerk to send petitioner habeas corpus application. (Anderson, J) .

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(HC) Rounds v. Sisto, et al Doc. 4 Case 2:07-cv-01670-GEB-DAD Document 4 Filed 08/21/2007 Page 1 of 2 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 vs. DENNIS K. SISTO, et al., Respondents. / Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254, together with a request to proceed in forma pauperis. Examination of the affidavit reveals petitioner is unable to afford the costs of this action. Accordingly, leave to proceed in forma pauperis is granted. 28 U.S.C. 1915(a). The court requires all petitions for writ of habeas corpus be filed on the proper form which is provided by this court. Moreover, the court may limit its review of the petition for relief to the information on the form only and need not consider any memoranda or attachments to the petition. See Rule 2(c), Rules Governing 2254 Cases. Although petitioner has submitted a standard habeas form, petitioner has failed to present his claims and supporting facts on the form. Instead, petitioner refers the court to his lengthy attachment. Petitioner is hereby notified that in order for this court to review his 1 Dockets.Justia.com IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA GEORGE DENNIS ROUNDS, JR., Petitioner, No. CIV S-07-1670 GEB DAD P ORDER Case 2:07-cv-01670-GEB-DAD Document 4 Filed 08/21/2007 Page 2 of 2 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 application, he must refile his petition on the proper form. If petitioner requires additional space, petitioner must continue responses as needed on pages that follow the same format as the form and are clearly linked to the form by page number or question number. Petitioner is advised that although he may submit a separate memorandum to support his petition for relief, the court's application form must contain all relevant claims, and must provide the court with all necessary information. In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. Petitioner's August 15, 2007 application to proceed in forma pauperis is granted; 2. Petitioner's application for writ of habeas corpus is dismissed with leave to amend within thirty days from the date of this order; 3. Any amended petition must be filed on the form employed by this court and must state all claims and prayers for relief on the form. It must bear the case number assigned to this action and must bear the title "Amended Petition"; and 4. The Clerk of the Court is directed to send petitioner the form for habeas corpus application. DATED: August 20, 2007. DAD:9 roun1670.115 2

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