Musch v. Raemisch
ORDER dismissing this action without prejudice, and denying leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 9/5/14. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-01828-BNB
KENNETH T. MUSCH,
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Applicant, Kenneth T. Musch, initiated this action on July 1, 2014, by filing an
Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 and a Prisoner’s
Motion and Affidavit for Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 in a Habeas
On July 2, 2014, Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland reviewed Mr. Musch’s filings
and determined that they were deficient. Magistrate Judge Boland directed Applicant
to submit a certified statement showing the current balance in his inmate trust fund
account. (ECF No. 4). Magistrate Judge Boland advised Plaintiff that he could pay the
$5.00 filing fee in lieu of submitting the certified statement. (Id.). Magistrate Judge
Boland further instructed Mr. Musch to submit an Amended Application, on the courtapproved form, that named the proper Respondent - i.e., the warden of the facility
where he is incarcerated. (Id.). Magistrate Judge Boland advised Applicant that he
could obtain the court-approved form for his Amended § 2241 Application from the
Court’s website at www.cod.uscourts.gov. (Id.). Finally, Magistrate Judge Boland
warned Mr. Musch in the July 2 Order that failure to cure the deficiencies noted would
result in dismissal of this action without further notice. (Id.).
On July 21, 2014, Mr. Musch filed a “Motion to Amend” asking the Court to
remove Rick Raemisch as the named Respondent and to substitute the Warden of the
Crowley County Correctional Facility. (ECF No. 6).
On July 23, 2014, Magistrate Judge Boland issued a Minute Order granting
Applicant an additional thirty (30) days to comply with the July 2 Order directing him to
cure deficiencies. (ECF No. 7). The July 23 Minute Order warned Applicant that failure
to comply would result in dismissal of this action without further notice. (Id.).
On August 7, 2014, Mr. Musch filed a Motion to Amend (ECF No. 8) to add the
Warden of the Buena Vista Correctional Facility, where he was incarcerated at the time
of filing, as the proper Respondent to this action. He also filed a “Motion Requesting
Subpoena” (ECF No. 9), in which he asks the Court to issue a subpoena to Respondent
to copy his Colorado Department of Corrections’ file. However, Mr. Musch has not paid
the $5.00 filing fee or filed a certified statement showing the balance in his inmate trust
fund account as required by the July 2 Order. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED without prejudice pursuant to Rue
41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for the failure of Applicant, Kenneth T.
Musch, to comply with the July 2, 2014 Order Directing Applicant to Cure Deficiencies.
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is
denied for the purpose of appeal. The Court certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§ 1915(a)(3) that any appeal from this order would not be taken in good faith. See
Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438 (1962). If Mr. Musch files a notice of appeal
he must also pay the full $505 appellate filing fee or file a motion to proceed in forma
pauperis in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit within thirty days in
accordance with Fed. R. App. P. 24. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that all pending motions are DENIED as moot.
DATED September 5, 2014, at Denver, Colorado.
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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