GLENN v. BEARD et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER THAT CLERK OF COURT FURNISH PETITIONER WITH A BLANK COPY OF THIS COURT'S CURRENT STANDARD FORM FOR FILING A PETITION PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. 2254 (BEARING THE ABOVE CAPTIONED CIVIL ACTION NUMBER), ETC. SIGNED BY JUDGE JAMES KNOLL GARDNER ON 8/15/07. 8/16/07 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED WITH FORM.
GLENN v. BEARD et al
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA ROBERT L GLENN v. JEFFREY BEARD, et al. : : : CIVIL ACTION NO. 07-cv-3111
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER AND NOW, this 15th day of August, 2007, it appearing that Petitioner has filed a petition in the United States District Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania seeking Habeas Corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §2254, and it further appearing that the United States District Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania transferred this matter to this court, and it further appearing that contrary to Local Civil Rule 9.3(b) and Rule 2 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts, this petition was not filed with the requisite current standard 28 U.S.C. §2254 form, prescribed by this Court, effective December 1, 2004, and it further appearing that aside from the dictate of the aforesaid rules of court, that use of this Court's current standard form in 28 U.S.C. §2254 habeas cases is necess ary so as to guarantee that Petitioner is made aware of the specific warnings required from this Court at the commencement of any 28 U.S.C. §2254 habeas case pursuant to USA v. Thomas, 221 F.3d 430 (3rd Cir. 2000) (which relates to the strict and short statute of limitations, created by 28 U.S.C. §2244(d), that exists for filing a 28 U.S.C. §2254 petition); and Mason v. Meyers, 208 F.3d 414 (3rd Cir. 2000) (which relates to the strict restrictions, created by 28 U.S.C. §2244(b), on a District Court's ability to consider a "second or successive" 28 U.S.C. §2254 petition) (these specific 1
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Thomas and Mason warnings are contained in the introductory text of this Court's aforesaid current standard form), and that whereas this Court is required by the Third Circuit's language in the Thomas and Mason decisions to give petitioners in §2254 cases these Thomas and Mason warnings at the time of filing, that this court cannot "waive" the form requirements of Local Civil Rule 9.3(b), it is hereby ORDERED that the Clerk of Court furnish Petitioner with a blank copy of this Court's current standard form for filing a petition pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §2254 (bearing the above-captioned civil action number), and, it is further ORDERED that Petitioner shall complete this court's current standard form as directed by Local Civil Rule 9.3(b) and Rule 2 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts (that is, by setting forth the core of his argument on the form itself, without recourse to attachments), and return it to the Clerk of Court within thirty (30) days or else this civil action will be dismissed.
/s/ JAMES KNOLL GARDNER JAMES KNOLL GARDNER, U.S. District Judge
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