Smith v. Calbone et al
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis 2 be DENIED and the action be dismissed w/o prejudice unless Petitioner pays the full filing fee to the Clerk of the Court by 2/28/06. Objections to R&R due by 2/28/2006. This R&R disposes of all issues referred to the undersigned Judge in the captioned matter. Signed by Judge Gary M. Purcell on 2/8/06. (dm)
Smith v. Calbone et al
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
CHRISTOPHER JAY SMITH, Petitioner, vs. SAM CALBONE, Warden,1 Respondent.
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REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION With his Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §2254, Petitioner has filed a motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis and supporting affidavit. Having reviewed said motion and affidavit, the undersigned finds that Petitioner has sufficient financial resources to pay the $5.00 filing fee. Because he does not qualify for authorization to proceed without prepayment of the filing fee, Petitioner's motion should be denied, and he should be required to pay the full filing fee for this action to proceed.
The Attorney General of the State of Oklahoma is dismissed as a Respondent. Where the applicant is presently in custody pursuant to the state judgment in question, the state officer having custody of the applicant is the properly named Respondent. Rule 2, Rules Governing §2254 Cases in the United States District Courts. In this case, Sam Calbone, Warden, is the only proper Respondent.
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RECOMMENDATION Based on the foregoing findings, it is recommended that the motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis (Doc. #2) be DENIED and the action be dismissed without prejudice unless Petitioner pays the full filing fee to the Clerk of the Court by February 28th, 2006. Petitioner is advised of his right to file an objection to this Report and
Recommendation with the Clerk of this Court by February 28th, 2006, in accordance with 28 U.S.C. §636 and LCvR 72.1. Petitioner is further advised that failure to make timely objection to this Report and Recommendation waives his right to appellate review of both factual and legal issues contained herein. Moore v. United States of America, 950 F.2d 656 (10th Cir. 1991). This Report and Recommendation disposes of all issues referred to the undersigned Magistrate Judge in the captioned matter. ENTERED this 8th day of February, 2006.
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