IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 12, 2011
ANTHONY R. TURNER, PLAINTIFF,
CALIFORNIA FORENSIC MEDICAL GROUP, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Craig M. Kellison United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, brings this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Pending before the court is plaintiff's motion for documents and subpoenas (Doc. 21).
Plaintiff is requesting documents from the court pursuant to the California Public Records Act. He is requesting public records and evidence to be produced. Although unclear, it appears that he is requesting the court produce evidence available to him through the discovery process. Discovery has not yet commenced in this action as the case is not at issue and no answer is on file. In fact, service remains outstanding as to several defendants, and others have filed a motion for a more definite statement. Discovery will commence, if appropriate, at a later stage of these proceedings. In the mean time, plaintiff may choose to access public records from the appropriate public agency. Plaintiff is advised, however, that the court does not have any evidence or documents to forward to him, nor will the court accept evidence to store. Plaintiff may submit evidence to the court at the appropriate time, such as at trial or in support of a motion for summary judgment.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's request for documents (Doc. 21) is denied.
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