Scott v. Cox et al

Filing 4

ORDER Re: Procedures and Document Filing. Signed by Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey on 4/21/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DC)

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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 3 4 Steven L. Scott, 5 Case No.: 2:17-cv-00702-JAD-PAL Plaintiff 6 v. 7 Order Re: Procedures and Document Filing James Cox et al., 8 Defendants 9 10 Steven L. Scott, a prisoner in the custody of the Nevada Department of Corrections, brings 11 this civil rights complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and has filed an application to proceed in forma 12 pauperis.1 At page 31 of his complaint, Scott attached a one-page “petition for emergency 13 preliminary injunctive relief.”2 On March 3, 2017, the Clerk of Court sent Scott an advisory letter 14 informing him, among other things, that “[t]he Clerk of Court is unable to respond to letters 15 requesting status” and that “[r]equests must be in the form of a motion and not just a letter.”3 The 16 Clerk of Court also provided a template of a motion with the letter sent to Scott.4 A month later, 17 Scott sent a letter to the court requesting a status check on his “emergency injunctive relief.”5 18 Scott’s summary request for emergency preliminary injunctive relief at page 31 of his 19 complaint is insufficient to cause this court to consider whether he is presently entitled to relief. If 20 Scott desires emergency injunctive relief, he must file a motion for preliminary injunctive 21 relief that complies with this district’s Local Rules 7-2 and 7-4. LR 7-2 requires all motions to 22 23 1 ECF No. 1. 24 2 ECF No. 1-1 at 31. 25 3 ECF No. 2 at 2. 26 4 Id. at 4. 27 5 ECF No. 3-1 at 1. Scott’s letter was received by the court on April 12, 2017. Id. 28 1 1 “be in writing and served on all other parties who have appeared. The motion must be supported by 2 a memorandum of points and authorities. The motion and supporting memorandum of points and 3 authorities must be combined into a single document writing.” LR 7-4 requires that “written 4 requests for judicial assistance in resolving an emergency dispute must be titled ‘Emergency Motion’ 5 and be accompanied by a declaration setting forth . . . the nature of the emergency.” Scott is again 6 reminded that the court will not respond to, or take action in response to, letters—particularly those 7 requesting a status update. 8 DATED April 21, 2017. 9 10 11 _________________________________ Jennifer A. Dorsey United States District Judge 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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