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Rupe v. Cate

January 29, 2009

PAUL ANTHONY RUPE, PLAINTIFF,
v.
M. CATE, SECRETARY OF CORRECTIONS, ET. AL., DEFENDANTS.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Edward F. Shea United States District Judge

ORDER REQUIRING PLAINTIFF TO SUBMIT DOCUMENTS

Before the Court is pro se state prisoner Plaintiff Paul Anthony Rupe's Complaint, alleging various constitutional and statutory violations arising from his Druid/Toltec beliefs. (Ct. Rec. 1.) Under the Prisoner Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the Court is required to screen prisoner complaints seeking relief against a governmental entity or an officer or employee of a governmental entity. 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(a). Claims that are legally frivolous or malicious, claims that fail to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, and claims that seek monetary relief from a defendant who is immune from such relief are properly dismissed. Id. §§ 1915A(b)(1), (2) & 1915(e)(2).

After review, the Court finds the complaint states plausible First and Fourteenth Amendment claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, as well as plausible claims under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C. § 2000cc-1 et. seq., and orders Plaintiff to prepare and return service documents so that the U.S. Marshals may serve the complaint on all named Defendants.

Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:

1. Service is appropriate for all named Defendants.

2. The Clerk of Court shall immediately send Plaintiff a USM-285 form for each Defendant to be served, as well as a summons, instruction sheet, and a copy of the complaint (Ct. Rec. 1).

3. Within forty-five (45) days from the date of this Order, Plaintiff shall complete the attached Notice of Submission of Documents and submit the following documents to the Court:

a. The completed Notice of Submission of Documents;

b. One completed summons;

c. One completed USM-285 form for each Defendant listed in paragraph 1 above; and

d. twenty-two (22) copies of the complaint (Ct. Rec. 1).

4. Plaintiff need not attempt service on Defendants and need not request waiver of service. After receiving the above-described documents, the Court will issue a separate Order requiring the U.S. Marshals to serve each Defendant listed in paragraph 1.

5. The Court cautions Plaintiff that failing to submit the above-described documents within forty-five (45) days will be construed as permission to dismiss this ...


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