IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 23, 2009
RICHARD L. ISGRIGG, III, PETITIONER,
DCDR, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Craig M. Kellison United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, brings this petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner has consented to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c) and no other party has been served or appeared in the action. Pending before the court is petitioner's request for law library access (Doc. 7).*fn1
In his request, petitioner appears to be alleging that he is being denied access to the law library. Petitioner does not, however, allege that he is under a present obligation to submit documents within a time certain and thus has not demonstrated that his right of access to the courts is being impaired. In fact, the court has not yet screened his petition. The court cannot envision why petitioner is currently in need of access to the law library. The court will not set a deadline merely for the purpose of insuring the plaintiff additional library time.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner's request for an order requiring access to the law library is denied.