IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 8, 2010
PUNAOFO TSUGITO TILEI, PLAINTIFF,
T. WAN, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S. Austin United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER REQUIRING DEFENDANTS TO FILE A RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR ASSISTANCE IN COMMUNICATING WITH INMATE WITNESSES
THIRTY DAY DEADLINE
Punaofo Tsugito Tilei ("Plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis with this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action now proceeds on Plaintiff's amended complaint, filed July 30, 2007, against defendants Wan, Gallagher, and Cooper ("Defendants") for retaliation in violation of the First Amendment, and for denial of due process in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.*fn1 The events at issue in this action occurred at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison ("SATF") in Corcoran, California, in 2005.
On March 1, 2010, Plaintiff filed a motion for a court order facilitating his communication with inmate witnesses. (Doc. 92.) Defendants were required to file a response, if any, within twenty-one days, but have not done so. Local Rule 230(l). At this time, the court requires Defendants to file a response to Plaintiff's motion.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that within thirty (30) days from the date of service of this order, Defendants must file a response to Plaintiff's motion for a court order facilitating his communication with inmate witnesses, filed on March 1, 2010.
IT IS SO ORDERED.