Plummer v. Grondolsky
Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy: ORDER entered finding as moot 8 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis; denying without prejudice 3 MOTION Appoint Guardian. (Belpedio, Lisa)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS
ARTHUR M. PLUMMER
CIVIL ACTION NO. 17-11027-DHH
July 12, 2017
Petitioner’s renewed motion for leave to proceed without prepayment of the filing
fee (Docket #8) is MOOT because petitioner paid the $5.00 fee on June 30, 2017 (Docket #9).
In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 2243, the Clerk of this Court is hereby ordered to
serve a copy of the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus by mailing copies of same to the
Respondent, the office of the United States Attorney General and the United States Attorney for
the District of Massachusetts. It is further ordered that the Respondent shall, within 20 days of
receipt of this Order, file an answer (or other proper responsive pleading) to the Petition for Writ
of Habeas Corpus. The answer (or other responsive pleading) must also include a statement
notifying this Court of the existence of any victim or victims as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 3771.
In its response, Respondent shall address the Court’s jurisdiction over this petition
in light of the apparent available remedy under 18 U.S.C. § 4247(h) and its interplay with 18 U.S.C.
§ 4247(g). See Achuela v. Hedrick, 365 F.3d 644, 648-649 (8th Cir. 2004); Plummer v.
Grondolsky, 13-12086, January 22, 2014 Memorandum and Order, Docket #5 (dismissing § 2241
petition on grounds of petitioner’s failure to appeal § 4246(d) civil commitment determination).
Petitioner has not signed the Petition and another individual has been submitting
papers to this Court purportedly on Petitioner’s behalf. Under the Local Rules of this Court,
petitioner may “not authorize any other individual who is not a member of the bar of this district
to appear on his or her behalf.” See L.R. 83.5.5(d). Moreover, a pro se petitioner must personally
sign every paper filed with the Court. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(a). Accordingly, Petitioner shall file
a personally signed petition within 28 days of the entry of this Order. The Clerk shall provide a
courtesy copy of the petition to the Petitioner. Furthermore, Petitioner is reminded that he must
comply with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of this Court including, but
not limited to, the submissions of papers to this Court.
Petitioner’s Motion to Appoint Guardian (Docket #3) is DENIED without prejudice
to renew the motion for such relief after a response is filed by the Respondent.
Failure of Petitioner to comply with this Order may result in a recommendation of
dismissal of this action without prejudice.
Dated: July 12, 2017
/s/ David H. Hennessy
David H. Hennessy
U.S. Magistrate Judge
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