Todd v. USA et al
ORDER denying 5 Letter by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 3/4/15. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 15-cv-00344-GPG
BYRON TYROME TODD,
U.S. PERSON(S), and
THE WORLD BANK,
This matter is before the Court on the Letter, ECF No. 5, Plaintiff submitted to the
Court on March 2, 2015. In the Letter, Plaintiff asserts that he is in imminent danger
and asks that the Court expedite his transfer to another holding facility and issue a “no
contact” order. Plaintiff contends that he was raped on or around “February 29th” and
that he has not been treated for his injuries.
The Court must construe the Letter liberally because Plaintiff 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 act as an
advocate for a pro se litigant. See Hall, 935 F.2d at 1110.
The Court construes the Letter as a Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order.
For the reasons stated below, the Motion will be denied. The Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure provide as follows with respect to issuance of a temporary restraining order:
The court may issue a temporary restraining order without
written or oral notice to the adverse party or its attorney only
if: (A) specific facts in an affidavit or a verified complaint
clearly show that immediate and irreparable injury, loss, or
damage will result to the movant before the adverse party
can be heard in opposition; and (B) the movant's attorney
certifies in writing any efforts made to give notice and the
reasons why it should not be required.
Fed. R. Civ. P. 65(b)(1).
The Court finds that Plaintiff is not entitled to issuance of a temporary restraining
order. Plaintiff names as defendants, USA, U.S. Person(s), and The World Bank, but
he fails to state a claim against any specific person regarding their involvement in the
alleged rape in either the Complaint or the Motion or that they are responsible for his
transfer to another holding facility. The Motion, therefore, will be denied because
Plaintiff’s claims lack the specificity necessary to support his immediate danger claim.
Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the Letter, ECF No. 5, filed on March 2, 2015, is construed as a
Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and is denied.
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this
4th day of
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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