SHEPHARD v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Noel L. Hillman on 5/23/2017. (TH, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
RONALD S. SHEPHARD,
Civ. Action No. 16-3992 (NLH)
THIS MATTER having been opened by the Court sua sponte, and
it appearing that:
Petitioner Ronald S. Shephard (“Petitioner”) filed a
Petition to Vacate an Illegal Sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
2255 on June 15, 2016, while he was on supervised release
pursuant to the federal conviction challenged in the instant
(ECF No. 1.)
At the time he submitted his Petition,
Petitioner was in state custody.
According to the inmate database maintained by the New
Jersey Department of Corrections, Petitioner was released from
their custody on January 26, 2017.
The Petition raises a claim pursuant to Johnson v. United States,
135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015), and, as such, has been subject to the
Standing Order issued by Chief Judge Jerome B. Simandle applicable
to all Johnson cases. See http://www.njd.uscourts.gov/standingorders.
that time, Petitioner has not communicated with the Court
regarding his Petition, including failing to provide the Court
with his new address in violation of Local Civil Rule 10.1.
L. CIV. R. 10.1(a) (“Counsel and/or unrepresented parties must
advise the Court of any change in their or their client’s
address within seven days of being apprised of such change by
filing a notice of said change with the Clerk.”).
Based on Petitioner’s failure to comply with Local
Civil Rule 10.1, the Clerk of the Court will be ordered to
administratively terminate this case, with the right to reopen
this matter upon Petitioner updating his contact information and
satisfy the appropriate Rules.
An appropriate order follows.
Dated: May 23, 2017
At Camden, New Jersey
s/ Noel L. Hillman
NOEL L. HILLMAN, U.S.D.J.
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