Romaniuk v. Thompson
MEMORANDUM Order Signed by the Honorable Milton I. Shadur on 4/12/2011:Mailed notice(srn, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ex rel. IRENE ROMANIUK #R38932, )
SHERYL THOMPSON, WARDEN,
11 C 1719
This Court’s March 15, 2011 memorandum order (“Order”)
addressed the self-prepared Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
(“Petition”) filed by Irene Romaniuk (“Romaniuk”) under 28 U.S.C.
§2254,1 in which Romaniuk sought to challenge her conviction on a
first-degree murder charge on which she is now serving a 45-year
As the Order pointed out, the Petition’s narrative as
to the time sequence involved in Romaniuk’s direct appeal and her
later state post-conviction proceedings appeared to show that the
Petition was time-barred under Section 2244(d)(1), so that the
Order gave Romaniuk until April 6 to provide a supplemental
filing demonstrating otherwise.
April 6 has come and gone without any submission by
That being the case, “it plainly appears from the
petition and any attached exhibits that the petitioner is not
entitled to relief in the district court” (Rule 4 of the Rules
All further references to Title 28’s provisions will
simply take the form “Section--.”
Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District
Courts), so that the same Rule 4 mandates dismissal of the
Petition and this action.
This Court so orders.
Milton I. Shadur
Senior United States District Judge
April 12, 2011
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