Ellison v. Fletcher
ORDER granting 7 Motion to Amend; denting Motion to Proceed in forma Pauperis 7 -2; denying Motion for Copies 7 -4; denying 10 Motion for Joint Action; denying 11 Motion to Appoint Counsel. Signed by Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan on 2/12/2018. Mailed to Ellison (TAG)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FEB U 20t8
„ ^ U.S. Courts
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
Distrid of Montana
Cause No. CV 17-168-BLG-DLC-TJC
LIONEL SCOTT ELLISON,
This case conies before the Court on Petitioner Lionel Scott Ellison's
application for writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C.§ 2254. Ellison is a state
prisoner proceeding pro se.
On January 2, 2018,Ellison was ordered to show cause as to why his
petition should not be dismissed as time-barred. (Doc. 5). Ellison responded to the
Court's order, although it appears he was operating under the mistaken beliefthat
Findings and Recommendations had already issued recommending dismissal of
Ellison's petition. See generally(Doc. 6). No such recommendation has been
New 28 U.S.C.§2254 Petition/Motion to Amend
On January 12, 2018,Ellison, along with eleven other pro se prisoners, filed
what has been characterized as an "en masse petition for writ of habeas corpus- 28
use §2254 as per Rule 23 ofthe Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," seeking to
challenge the constitutionality ofthe criminal charging process utilized by the State
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