ABARCA v. D'ILIO et al
MEMORANDUM and ORDER that Petitioner's 10 Letter is construed as a Motion to Reopen and is Denied. Signed by Judge Michael A. Shipp on 10/26/2016. (eaj)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
Civil Action No. 14-5158 (MAS)
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
STEPHEN D'ILIO, et al.,
This matter has come before the Court on the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus of
Petitioner Nelson Abarca, for relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The Court previously dismissed the
Petition as time-barred, but afforded Petitioner thirty days to submit valid arguments, supported
by evidence, as to why the Petition should be construed as timely. Presently before the Court is
Petitioner's letter, alleging that he "enclose[s] proof of service and dates in which [he] mailed and
ex[h]auseted all of my appeals, this proving that [he is] not time barred." (Pet's Letter, 1, ECF
No. 10.) The Court construes the letter as a motion to reopen.
However, the Court has reviewed the enclosures, and all Petitioner attaches to his letter are
several mailing and copy receipts related to the instant Petition; indeed, all of the receipts show
dates in August and September of 2014, around the time when the instant Petition was filed. (See
Pet's Letter 2-8.) In the prior order, the Court did not question when the Petition was actually
filed-the Court found that the Petition was filed on August 15, 2014, (Order 4, Sept. 9, 2016,
ECF No. 9), which was the date Petitioner himself dated the original Petition, (see Pet. 17, ECF
No. 1). Instead, the Court found that the Petition should have been filed on or before July 28,
2014, so the Petition was filed past the statute of limitations. (Order 4, Sept. 9, 2016.) As
Petitioner does not submit any valid reasons why the Petition should be construed as timely, the
Court denies the motion to reopen.
IT IS therefore on this
ORDERED that Petitioner's letter, ECF No. 10, construed as a motion to reopen, is hereby
DENIED; and it is further
ORDERED that the Clerk shall serve a copy of this Order upon Petitioner by regular mail.
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