Emert v. People of the United States of America
ORDER dismissing this action, and denying leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 4/7/16. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 16-cv-00493-GPG
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
WILLIAM A. EMERT,
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Mr. William A. Emert is a detainee at the Denver County Jail in Denver, Colorado.
On February 25, 2015, Mr. Emert initiated this action by submitting to the Court a Motion
for Writ of Habeas Corpus, ECF No. 1. Upon review of the Motion, Magistrate Judge
Gordon P. Gallagher found that Mr. Emert possibly is challenging a state criminal
conviction or pending criminal proceeding. Magistrate Judge Gallagher entered an
order on March and instructed Mr. Emert that the only proper avenue to challenge a state
criminal proceeding in this Court is by filing a habeas corpus action pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§ 2241, if challenging the execution of a state criminal action, or pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§ 2254, if challenging the validity of a state criminal action; but only after a petitioner has
exhausted state court remedies.
Magistrate Judge Gallagher then told Mr. Emert that if indeed his intent is to
challenge his state sentence and/or parole pursuant to a proper federal statute he must
cure the deficiencies noted in the March 1 Order. Specifically, Magistrate Judge Gordon
directed Mr. Emert to file his claims on a Court-approved form and either to submit a
Prisoner=s Motion and Affidavit for Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 1915 in a
Habeas Action or in the alternative to pay the $5 filing fee. Magistrate Judge Gallagher
warned Mr. Emert that the action would be dismissed without further notice if he failed to
cure the deficiencies within thirty days.
The time to cure now has run; and Mr. Emert has failed to comply with the March 1,
2016 Order within the time allowed. The Court, therefore, will dismiss this action.
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 Mr.
Emert 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 comply with the March 1, 2016
Order, within the time allowed, and for failure to prosecute. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is
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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