Griffin v. No Named Respondents
ORDER dismissing this action without prejudice, and denying leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 2/19/15. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 15-cv-00082-GPG
ARTHUR JA GRIFFIN, JR.,
[NO NAMED RESPONDENTS],
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Petitioner Arthur Ja Griffin Jr. currently is detained at the Denver Van CiseSimonet Detention Center in Denver, Colorado. Plaintiff initiated this action by filing pro
se a Letter that does not state the purpose of the filing. On January 13, 2015,
Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher entered an order and directed Plaintiff to cure
certain deficiencies in the pleading. First, because it is not clear whether the action is a
challenge to the validity or execution of Petitioner’s sentence, Magistrate Judge
Gallagher directed Petitioner to clarify the intent of his filing by utilizing the correct
Court-approved form for filing either a 28 U.S.C. § 2254 action (challenging validity of a
conviction or sentence) or a 28 U.S.C. § 2241 action (challenging the execution of his
sentence). Magistrate Judge Gallagher also directed Petitioner to submit a request to
proceed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915.
Magistrate Judge Gallagher warned Petitioner that the action would be dismissed
without further notice if he failed to cure the deficiencies within thirty days. Rather than
cure the deficiencies, Petitioner submitted what appears to be a letter, ECF No. 4, and
several different motions, ECF Nos. 5, 6, and 8, that are nonsensical and unresponsive
to the January 13, 2015 Order to Cure. Because Petitioner now has failed to cure the
deficiencies noted in the January 13 Order, within the time allowed, the Court will
dismiss this action.
The Court 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 is denied for the
purpose of appeal. See Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438 (1962). If Petitioner
files a notice of appeal he must also pay the full $505.00 appellate filing fee or file a
motion to proceed in forma pauperis in the Tenth Circuit within thirty days in accordance
with Fed. R. App. P. 24. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the action is dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Fed. R. Civ.
P. 41(b) for failure to cure the 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 19th
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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