IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 7, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RESPONDENT,
EMUEL JAMES SMOTHERS, MOVANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge
Movant is a former federal prisoner proceeding pro se with a motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255.*fn1 The matter was referred to a United States Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local General Order No. 262.
On October 9, 2009, the magistrate judge filed findings and recommendations herein which were served on all parties and which contained notice to all parties that any objections to the findings and recommendations were to be filed within twenty days. Neither party has filed objections to the findings and recommendations.
Although it appears from the file that movant's copy of the findings and recommendations were returned, movant was properly served. It is the movant's responsibility to keep the court apprised of his current address at all times. Pursuant to Local Rule 83-182(f), service of documents at the record address of the party is fully effective.
The court has reviewed the file and finds the findings and recommendations to be supported by the record and by the magistrate judge's analysis. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The findings and recommendations filed October 9, 2009, are adopted in full.
2. Movant's motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (Doc. No. 111) is dismissed for movant's failure to keep the court apprised of his current address. See Local Rules 83-183(b) and 11-110.
3. The Clerk of the Court is directed to close the companion civil case No. CIV S-05-0010 MCE DAD P.