GRIER v. STATE OF NEW JERSEY et al
OPINION. Signed by Judge Noel L. Hillman on 3/6/2018. (rss, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE
STATE OF NEW JERSEY,
Civil Action No. 18-2796 (NLH)
Southern State Correctional Facility
4295 Route 47
Delmont, NJ 08314
Petitioner Pro se
HILLMAN, District Judge
Pro Se Petitioner Desmond Grier, a prisoner presently
incarcerated at the Southern State Correctional Facility in
Delmont, New Jersey, files this writ of habeas corpus under 28
U.S.C. § 2254, to challenge a 2016 New Jersey state court
Local Civil Rule 81.2 provides:
Unless prepared by counsel, petitions to this
Court for a writ of habeas corpus . . . shall
be in writing (legibly handwritten in ink or
typewritten), signed by the petitioner or
movant, on forms supplied by the Clerk.
L. Civ. R. 81.2(a).
Petitioner did not use the habeas form
supplied by the Clerk for § 2254 petitions, i.e., AO 241
As a result, the Court will administratively terminate this
matter and require Petitioner to submit his Petition on the
An appropriate order follows. 1
Dated: March 6, 2018
At Camden, New Jersey
s/ Noel L. Hillman
NOEL L. HILLMAN, U.S.D.J.
Without making any findings, the Court notes that § 2254
requires that all grounds must first be exhausted in state
court, 28 U.S.C. § 2254(b), and the petition must be filed
within one year of the conviction becoming final, 28 U.S.C. §
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