BELL v. NOGAN et al

Filing 2

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER administratively terminating this case for petitioner's failure to either pay the requisite filing fee or submit a complete application to proceed in forma pauperis; ORDERED that if petitioner wishes to reopen this action, he shall so notify the Court within 30 days, etc.; ORDERED that the Clerk shall serve a copy of this Order and a blank IFP application (sent). Signed by Judge Robert B. Kugler on 7/16/2015. (dmr)(n.m.)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY _________________________________________ LAWERENCE BELL, : : Civ. No. 15-5497 (RBK) Petitioner, : : v. : MEMORANDUM AND ORDER : PATRICK NOGAN, : : Respondent. : _________________________________________ : Petitioner is a state prisoner currently incarcerated at the East Jersey State Prison in Rahway, New Jersey. He is proceeding pro se with a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The petition did not include an application to proceed in forma pauperis nor did it include a prepaid $5.00 filing fee. Thus, this case will be administratively closed. Petitioner shall be given an opportunity to reopen this action should he so choose. Accordingly, IT IS this 16th day of July, 2015, ORDERED that the Clerk shall administratively terminate this case for petitioner’s failure to either pay the requisite filing fee of $5.00 or submit a complete application to proceed in forma pauperis; and it is further ORDERED that if petitioner wishes to reopen this action, he shall notify the Court within thirty (30) days of the date of entry of this Order, in writing; petitioner’s writing shall include either: (1) a complete in forma pauperis application, including a certified statement of petitioner’s institutional account as required by Local Civil Rule 81.2(b); or (2) the $5.00 filing fee; and it is further ORDERED that the Clerk shall serve a copy of this Order and a blank form application to proceed in forma pauperis by a prisoner in a habeas corpus case on petitioner by regular U.S. mail. s/Robert B. Kugler ROBERT B. KUGLER United States District Judge 2

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