Bomprezzi v. Raemisch et al
ORDER dismissing this action without prejudice, and denying leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 11/18/14. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-02753-BNB
RICK RAEMISCH, Exec. Director CDOC, and
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Applicant, Mel Bomprezzi, is in the custody of the Colorado Department of
Corrections at the Centennial Correctional Facility in Cañon City, Colorado. On October
8, 2014, Applicant filed pro se an Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Pursuant to
28 U.S.C. § 2254. After review of the Application, Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland
entered an order on October 8, 2014, directing Applicant to cure certain deficiencies.
Magistrate Judge Boland found Applicant had failed either to file a motion for leave to
proceed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 or in the alternative to pay the $5 filing fee.
Magistrate Judge Boland also directed Applicant to assert on the Court-approved form
both the claims he seeks to raise and the specific facts to support each asserted claim.
Magistrate Judge Boland stated in the October 8, 2014 Order that Rule 4 of the
Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts requires
Applicant to go beyond notice pleading, see Blackledge v. Allison, 431 U.S. 63, 75 n.7
(1977), and that naked allegations of constitutional violations devoid of factual support
are not cognizable in a federal habeas action, see Ruark v. Gunter, 958 F.2d 318, 319
(10th Cir. 1992) (per curiam).
The Court finds Magistrate Judge Boland correctly determined that the
Application was deficient and that in order to cure the deficiency Applicant must submit
a new Application that states a violation of the United States Constitution or laws or
treaties fo the United States and the specific facts to support the claim.
Applicant paid the $5 filing fee but failed to submit an Application that complies
with the October 8, 2014 Order. As a result, Applicant has failed to comply in part with
Magistrate Judge Boland’s directives within the time allowed. Therefore, the action will
The Court also certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that any appeal from
this Order is not taken in good faith, and, therefore, in forma pauperis status will be
denied for the purpose of appeal. See Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438
(1962). If Applicant files a notice of appeal he must 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.
Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the Application is denied and the action is dismissed without
prejudice pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b) for failure to cure deficiencies and for failure
to prosecute. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this 18th day of
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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