Gunter et al v. Bryant et al
ORDER denying 4 Motion for ECF Filing; denying 5 Motion for ECF Filing. Signed by Magistrate Judge Roy Percy on 9/20/17. (bnd)
Case: 3:17-cv-00177-NBB-RP Doc #: 8 Filed: 09/20/17 1 of 2 PageID #: 245
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
JOHN GUNTER JR, WHITNEY KOHL,
JOAN GRACE HARLEY, CHRIS SEVIER
CIVIL ACTION NO.: 3:17CV177-NBB-RP
PHIL BRYANT, in Governor of Mississippi,
JIM HOOD, in his official capacity as Attorney
General of Mississippi, MELINDA NOWICKI,
in her official capacity as Circuit Clerk of
Pontotoc County Mississippi
ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR ECF FILING
Plaintiffs Chris Sevier and John Gunter, Jr.1 seek ECF filing access. Docket 4, 5. Sevier
and Gunter assert that they have been allowed to file electronically via ECF in other federal
courts and should be allowed to do so in this case to ensure judicial economy. Id.
The Administrative Procedures for Electronic Case Filing control who may participate in
electronic filing. Section 1(B) of the Administrative Procedures dictates that:
The system permits attorneys to file documents with the court from
any location over the Internet. While all parties, including those
proceeding pro se, may register with PACER to receive “read only”
accounts, only registered attorneys, as officers of the court, are
permitted to file electronically. Pro Se (Non-Prisoner) parties
may consent to receive documents electronically. [Form 6].
Neither Sevier nor Gunter are attorneys authorized to practice in this court. Therefore, the
Motions for ECF Filing are DENIED.
The Motion for ECF Filing filed by John Gunter, Jr. contains the heading from another
case. However, the court considered the motion as if it were properly drafted with the correct
Case: 3:17-cv-00177-NBB-RP Doc #: 8 Filed: 09/20/17 2 of 2 PageID #: 246
SO ORDERED, this, the 20th day of September, 2017.
/s/ Roy Percy
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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