UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 22, 2011
JAMES E. TILTON, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S. Austin United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER IN RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION (Doc. 54.)
Plaintiff Norman Ivory, a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 on July 20, 2009. This action now proceeds on the original Complaint against defendant C/O S. Meraz for excessive force in violation of the Eighth Amendment, and defendant Captain M. V. Sexton for retaliation in violation of the First Amendment.*fn1
On June 20, 2011, Plaintiff filed a declaration in which he requested clarification of mail he received from the Court. (Doc. 54.) Plaintiff asserts that he received an envelope with two pages enclosed. One page contained Plaintiff's name, address, and case number, and the other page was a Notice of Electronic Filing. Plaintiff questions whether the Court intended to enclose a form for him to indicate whether he consents to or declines Magistrate Judge jurisdiction.
The Court's mail received by Plaintiff is a notice that Plaintiff's case number has changed to 1:09-cv-01272-OWW-GSA-PC, following the assignment of District Judge Oliver W. Wanger to the action. The Court did not intend to send Plaintiff a form for consent to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction. Plaintiff previously submitted a consent form on July 31, 2009.
IT IS SO ORDERED.