HOFLAND v. LIBERTY
ORDER granting 155 Motion for Clarification ; denying 155 Motion for Copy of ECF 153 By JUDGE JOHN A. WOODCOCK, JR. (sfw)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MAINE
RANDALL B. HOFLAND,
ORDER ON MOTION FOR CLARIFICATION
This is the sixth order the Court has issued regarding Randall B. Hofland’s
problems with the court’s docketing system. On January 5, 2017, Mr. Hofland filed
what he termed a motion for clarification.
Pet’r Randall B. Hofland’s Mot. for
Clarification (ECF No. 155). In his motion, he says he “never received ECF 153 (and
almost reserved ECF 152 as a consequence) which presumably relates to both ECF
152 and ECF 154. Petitioner moves for clarification, including a copy of ECF 153.”
Id. at 1.
Docket number 153 consists of three filings that Mr. Hofland himself filed with
the Court. Mr. Hofland has his own exhibit numbering system and the filings are
Hofland Exhibit numbers 175, 176 and 177. Hofland Exhibit 175 is Court ECF
Number 153; Hofland Exhibit 176 is Court ECF Number 153, Attachment 1. Hofland
177 is Court ECF Number 153, Attachment 2. Hofland 175 is a copy of an editorial
and a cartoon from the Republican Journal dated November 3, 2016. Hofland 176 is
a memo from David Allen, Close Custody Unit, Captain, Maine State Prison to Close
Unit Staff, entitled “DVD Player for Prisoner Hofland, R. #116217. Hofland 177 is
entitled “Supplement to Record, Hofland v. D.O.C.I., Augsc-AP-16-62 12/9/16 →
12/17/16, and consists of the following: (1) a motion for discovery that Mr. Hofland
filed in a pending state court case, (2) a letter to the United States District Court
dated December 7, 2016 filing his motion to compel regarding exhibits 171 and 172
together with two exhibits, Hofland 173 and 174, (3) Mr. Hofland’s motion to compel
with Exhibits 171 and 172, (4) Hofland Exhibit 171 consisting of an article from The
Republican Journal dated October 27, 2016, entitled “Lawsuit: Inmate alleges assault
by correctional officer with loaded weapon”, (5) Hofland Exhbit 172, consisting of a
letter from Randall B. Hofland to The Republican Journal dated November 3, 2016,
entitled “What they deserve”, (6) a motion to compel production in Randall B. Hofland
v. Department of Corrections, a matter pending in Kennebec County Superior Court
for the state of Maine, (7) a letter dated December 9, 2016 from Assistant Attorney
General James E. Fortin to Michelle Lumbert, Clerk of the Kennebec County
Superior Court, enclosing an acceptance of service in the state court action, (8) an
acceptance of service signed by Assistant Attorney General James E. Fortin and filed
in the pending civil action in Kennebec County Superior Court for the state of Maine.
The Court DENIES Randall B. Hofland’s motion for the Clerk of Court to make
copies of these filings and return them to him. The Court expects Mr. Hofland to
retain copies of the filings that he makes with the Court and in any event, he has
access to this Court’s Electronic Case Filing system and if he wants copies of these
documents, he should make them himself.
The Court GRANTS in part and DENIES in part Randall B. Hofland’s Motion
for Clarification (ECF No. 155). It GRANTS the motion insofar as it requests the
clarification that the Court has set forth in this order; it DENIES the motion insofar
as it requests that the Clerk’s Office copy and mail to Mr. Hofland documents that he
has himself filed with this Court.
/s/ John A. Woodcock, Jr.
JOHN A. WOODCOCK, JR.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated this 6th day of January, 2017
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