Pierce (ID 58077) v. Cline et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying as moot 2 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. This matter is dismissed without prejudice under Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b). Signed by District Judge Sam A. Crow on 10/11/2017. Mailed to pro se party Christopher Pierce by regular mail. (ms)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
CASE NO. 17-3153-SAC
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is a petition for habeas corpus. Because petitioner
appears to challenge actions of the Kansas Prisoner Review Board, the
Court has liberally construed this matter as an action filed under
28 U.S.C. § 2241. See Bradshaw v. Story, 86 F.3d 164 (10th Cir. 1996)(a
petition under § 2241 “attacks the execution of a sentence rather than
The petition presents a single ground for relief, which reads
“Decision Fraud” (Doc. #1, p. 9). The petition states that this claim
is explained by a letter attached as Exhibit A. However, no exhibit
is attached to the petition. On September 1, 2017, the Court directed
petitioner to submit the exhibit on or before October 2, 2017.
Petitioner has failed to provide the exhibit as directed.
Having considered the record, the Court concludes this matter
may be dismissed without prejudice1 due to petitioner’s failure to
respond to the order to supplement the record. In reaching this
decision, the Court has considered the fact that petitioner has filed
over 40 habeas corpus actions in the District of Kansas. He is familiar
Because the dismissal is without prejudice, petitioner may refile this matter.
with the filing procedures, and the Court’s order of September 1
clearly identifies the action required in this matter.
The Court therefore will dismiss this matter, without prejudice,
under Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b) due to plaintiff’s failure to prosecute this
matter by complying with the directions of the Court. Rule 41(b) “has
long been interpreted to permits courts to dismiss actions sua sponte
for a plaintiff’s failure to prosecute or comply with the rules of
civil procedure or court’s orders.” Olsen v. Mapes, 333 F.3d 1199,
1204 n. 3 (10th Cir. 2003).
IT IS, THEREFORE, BY THE COURT ORDERED this matter is dismissed
without prejudice under Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED petitioner’s motion to proceed in forma
pauperis (Doc. #2) is denied as moot.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
This 11th day of October, 2017, at Topeka, Kansas.
S/ Sam A. Crow
SAM A. CROW
U.S. Senior District Judge
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