Shirk v. No Named Respondent
ORDER dismissing this action without prejudice, and denying without prejudice leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 12/2/15. No certificate of appealability will issue. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 15-cv-02367-GPG
JEFFREY SCOTT SHIRK,
[NO RESPONDENT NAMED],
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Applicant, Jeffrey Scott Shirk, is an inmate at the Larimer County Detention Facility
in Fort Collins, Colorado. Mr. Shirk initiated this action by filing pro se two documents
(ECF Nos. 1 & 3) that indicate he intends to seek habeas corpus relief. The instant
action was commenced and, on October 26, 2015, Magistrate Judge Gordon P.
Gallagher entered an order directing Mr. Shirk to cure certain deficiencies if he wishes to
pursue his claims. In particular, Magistrate Judge Gallagher ordered Mr. Shirk to file an
application for a writ of habeas corpus on the proper form and either to pay the filing fee or
to file a properly supported motion to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
1915. Mr. Shirk was warned that the action would be dismissed without further notice if
he failed to cure the deficiencies within thirty days.
Mr. Shirk has failed to cure the deficiencies within the time allowed and he has
failed to respond to Magistrate Judge Gallagher’s October 26 order in any way.
Therefore, the action will be dismissed without prejudice for failure to cure the
deficiencies. Furthermore, 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 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 also 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 action is dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(b) of
the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure because Mr. Shirk failed to cure the deficiencies as
directed. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that no certificate of appealability will issue because
Applicant has not made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is denied
without prejudice to the filing of a motion seeking leave to proceed in forma pauperis on
appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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