Springfield v. Khalit et al
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on 2/6/19 ORDERING that the Clerk is directed to serve this order and a copy of plaintiff's 1/30/19 motion for extension of time (ECF No. 14 ) on Supervising Deputy Attorney General Monica An derson and the Warden of the California Medical Facility, P.O. Box 2000, Vacaville, California, 95696-2000; and Within ten days of the date of this order, the Warden of the California Medical Facility shall inform the court of the status of plaintiff's access to his legal property.(Becknal, R)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CIRON B. SPRINGFIELD,
No. 2:17-cv-2675 JAM KJN P
M. KHALIT, et al.,
Plaintiff has filed his second motion for an extension of time to file a second amended
complaint pursuant to the court’s order of November 14, 2018. Plaintiff also requests that the
court provide him with a copy of the first amended complaint. Plaintiff alleges that he does not
have access to his personal property because he is confined in a psychiatric facility undergoing
No defendants have been served. Usually persons or entities not parties to an action are
not subject to orders for injunctive relief. Zenith Radio Corp. v. Hazeltine Research, Inc., 395
U.S. 100 (1969). However, the fact that one is not a party does not automatically preclude the
court from acting. The All Writs Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1651(a), permits the court to issue writs
While plaintiff alleges that he is being denied access to his personal property, the undersigned
infers that plaintiff is also being denied access to his legal property, based on plaintiff’s request
for a copy of the first amended complaint.
“necessary or appropriate in aid of their jurisdiction and agreeable to the usages and principles of
law.” See generally S.E.C. v. G.C. George Securities, Inc., 637 F.2d 685 (9th Cir.1981); United
States v. New York Telephone Co., 434 U.S. 159 (1977). This section does not grant the court
plenary power to act in any way it wishes; rather the All Writs Act is meant to aid the court in the
exercise and preservation of its jurisdiction. Plum Creek Lumber Company v. Hutton, 608 F.2d
1283, 1289 (9th Cir. 1979).
The undersigned is concerned that the court may lose jurisdiction if plaintiff does not have
access to his legal property. In addition to the first amended complaint, plaintiff requires access
to the November 14, 2018 order screening the first amended complaint to prepare the second
amended complaint. For these reasons, the Warden of the California Medical Facility (“CMF”),
where plaintiff is housed, is directed to inform the court of the status of plaintiff’s access to his
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve this order and a copy of plaintiff’s January
30, 2019 motion for extension of time (ECF No. 14) on Supervising Deputy Attorney General
Monica Anderson and the Warden of the California Medical Facility, P.O. Box 2000, Vacaville,
2. Within ten days of the date of this order, the Warden of the California Medical Facility
shall inform the court of the status of plaintiff’s access to his legal property.
Dated: February 6, 2019
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