Filing 49

OPINION FILED. Signed by Judge Joel A. Pisano on 10/2/2014. (kas, )

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY RICHARD THOMPSON, Plaintiff, v. CHARLES WARREN, et al., Defendants. : : : : : : : : : : : Civil Action No. 13-4334 (JAP) ORDER Before the Court is a Motion for an Advisory Opinion brought by Plaintiff Richard Thompson, pro se (“Plaintiff”). In this Motion, Plaintiff requests an opinion advising Plaintiff how to effectuate service of certain named defendants. Federal courts, however, do not have jurisdiction to issue an advisory opinion, and therefore are prohibited from doing so. See Michigan v. Long, 463 U.S. 1032, 1041–42, (1983); Toll Bros., Inc. v. Twp. of Readington, 555 F.3d 131, 137 (3d Cir. 2009). THEREFORE, IT IS on this 2nd day of October, 2014, ORDERED Plaintiff’s Motion for an Advisory Opinion [ECF No. 39] is DENIED; and it is further ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy of this Order upon Plaintiff by regular mail. /s/ Joel A. Pisano JOEL A. PISANO United States District Judge

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