Armstrong v. State of New Mexico et al
ORDER to Cure Deficiencies by Magistrate Judge Jerry H. Ritter. Cure Deficiencies by 3/23/2021. (cd)
Case 1:21-cv-00080-JCH-JHR Document 2 Filed 02/16/21 Page 1 of 2
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
RALPH D. ARMSTRONG,
No. 21-cv-080 JCH-JHR
STATE OF NEW MEXICO, et al,
ORDER TO CURE DEFICIENCIES
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff Ralph Armstrong’s pro se Notice of Claim
(Doc. 1). The Notice alleges Defendants violated Plaintiff’s due process rights in connection with
a parole hearing. The Notice appears to refer to damages for wrongful incarceration, but it does
not contain a specific request for relief. The proper avenue for raising a constitutional violation
is a civil rights complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The Clerk’s Office will mail Plaintiff a blank
§ 1983 complaint, which he should complete and return within thirty (30) days of entry of this
Order. By that same deadline, Plaintiff must also prepay the $402 filing fee or, alternatively, file
a motion to proceed in forma pauperis. All filings must include the case number (21-cv-080 JCHJHR). If Plaintiff fails to timely refile his claims on the proper § 1983 form and address the filing
fee, the Court will dismiss this action without further notice.
IT IS ORDERED that within thirty (30) days of entry of this Order, Plaintiff shall: (1)
refile his claims on the § 1983 form complaint; and (2) either prepay the $402 filing fee or,
alternatively, file a motion to proceed in forma pauperis.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk’s Office shall MAIL Plaintiff a form § 1983
Case 1:21-cv-00080-JCH-JHR Document 2 Filed 02/16/21 Page 2 of 2
complaint and a form motion to proceed in forma pauperis.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?