Hale v. Federal Bureau of Prisons et al
ORDER Overruling 6 Plaintiffs Motion to Reconsider Order Directing Plaintiff to File Amended Complaint, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 2/19/2014.(evana, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-00245-BNB
REVEREND MATT HALE,
FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS,
DAVID BERKEBILE (individually),
BLAKE DAVIS (individually),
CHRISTOPHER SYNSVALL (individually),
BENJAMIN BRIESCHKE (individually),
S. M. KUTA (individually),
L. MILUSNIC (individually),
PATRICIA RANGEL (individually),
WENDY HEIM (individually),
S. SMITH (individually),
H. REDDEN (individually),
DIANA KRIST (individually), and
A. TUTTOILMONDO (individually),
ORDER OVERRULING OBJECTION
Plaintiff, Matt Hale, is a prisoner in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons
incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum, in Florence,
Colorado. He submitted pro se on February 14, 2014, an objection titled “Plaintiff’s
Motion to Reconsider Order Directing Plaintiff to File Amended Complaint” (ECF No. 6).
He objects to the order of February 10, 2015 (ECF No. 5), requiring him to file an
amended Prisoner Complaint.
On February 10, Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland ordered Mr. Hale to file within
thirty days an amended Prisoner Complaint on the proper, Court-approved form that
complies with Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, sues the proper parties,
and alleges the personal participation of each named Defendant. The February 10
order warned Mr. Hale that if he failed to file an amended Prisoner Complaint as
directed within the time allowed, the action may be dismissed without further notice.
Instead of filing the amended Prisoner Complaint as directed, Mr. Hale filed an
objection. The Court must construe liberally the February 14 objection because Mr.
Hale is not represented by an attorney. See Haines v. Kerner, 404 U.S. 519, 520-21
(1972); Hall v. Bellmon, 935 F.2d 1106, 1110 (10th Cir. 1991). However, the Court
should not be an advocate for a pro se litigant. See Hall, 935 F.2d at 1110. For the
reasons stated below, the objection will be overruled.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) a judge may reconsider any pretrial matter
designated to a magistrate judge to hear and determine where it has been shown that
the magistrate judge’s order is clearly erroneous or contrary to law. The Court has
reviewed the file and finds that Magistrate Judge Boland’s February 10 order is not
clearly erroneous or contrary to law. Therefore, the objection will be overruled.
Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the objection titled “Plaintiff’s Motion to Reconsider Order
Directing Plaintiff to File Amended Complaint” (ECF No. 6) that Plaintiff, Matt Hale, filed
pro se on February 14, 2014, and which the Court has construed liberally as an
objection pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A), is overruled. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that Mr. Hale continues to have thirty (30) days from the
date of the order of February 10, 2014, in which to comply with the order. Failure to
do so within the time allowed may result in the dismissal of the instant action.
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this 19th
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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