Richardson v. RAEMISCH

Filing 4

ORDER that Magistrate Judge Crocker retains jurisdiction over case unless one or both parties file declination form within 21 days. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen L Crocker on 4/21/08. (krj),(ps)

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Richardson v. RAEMISCH Doc. 4 Case: 3:08-cv-00200-slc Document #: 4 Filed: 04/21/2008 Page 1 of 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN DENNIS RICHARDSON, Petitioner, v. RICK RAEMISCH, Secretary, Dept. of Corrections, Respondent. ORDER 08-cv-200-slc On March 11, 2008, The Hon. Barbara B. Crabb entered the following order: D u rin g the period of Judge Shabaz's convalescence and rehabilitation follow ing his shoulder injury, 50% of all civil cases filed in this district, with th e exception of social security appeals, bankruptcy appeals, federal collection an d foreclosure actions and motions brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2255 w i ll be assigned at random to United States Magistrate Judge Stephen L. C rock er for all purposes, including trials and the entry of judgment, unless co un sel advise the court in writing that they do not consent to his exercising such jurisdiction. If consent is withheld, the magistrate judge will continue to handle pretrial matters in all civil cases. As 28 U.S.C. 636 provides, the parties are free to withhold their consent without any adverse substantive co nsequences. Neither the judge nor magistrate judge will know whether all parties or only one withheld consent. U po n Judge Shabaz's return, he will assume responsibility for all cases assigned to the magistrate judge except those that the magistrate judge is han dling by consent. T his order applies equally in prisoner cases. Because this case has been assigned to m e, I will exercise jurisdiction over all aspects of the case, including issuance of a screening Dockets.Justia.com Case: 3:08-cv-00200-slc Document #: 4 Filed: 04/21/2008 Page 2 of 4 order as required under 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2) and 1915A, unless one or both parties w ithholds consent. Consent may be withheld by submitting the attached declination form to the clerk of court within twenty-one (21) days of the date of this order. Entered this 21s t day of April, 2008. B Y THE COURT: _ _ _ _ _ _ /s /_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S T E P H E N L. CROCKER M agistrate Judge Case: 3:08-cv-00200-slc Document #: 4 Filed: 04/21/2008 Page 3 of 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN DENNIS RICHARDSON, Petitioner, v. RICK RAEMISCH, Secretary, Dept. of Corrections, Respondent. ORDER 08-cv-200-slc DECLINATION TO PROCEED BEFORE A U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE Pursuant to the order of The Hon. Barbara B. Crabb dated March 11, 2008, United States Magistrate Judge Stephen Crocker has been designated to conduct all proceedings in this civil matter, including screening the complaint, deciding dispositive motions, conducting trial and entering final judgment. The undersigned party declines to consent to the assignment of Magistrate Judge Stephen Crocker for these purposes, understanding that even if consent is Case: 3:08-cv-00200-slc Document #: 4 Filed: 04/21/2008 Page 4 of 4 withheld, the magistrate judge will continue to handle pretrial matters. Date: _________________________________ ___________________________________________________ Signature ___________________________________________________ (Attorney for defendant or Pro Se) THIS FORM SHALL NOT BE FILED ELECTRONICALLY. MAIL BY THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ATTACHED ORDER TO THE CLERK OF COURT AT P.O. BOX 432, MADISON, WI, 53701.

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