IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
May 10, 2006
JOHNNY ORTIZ, PLAINTIFF,
WILLIAM KILQUIST ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
Before the Court is a motion submitted by Plaintiff Johnny Ortiz ("Plaintiff") seeking greater access to the law library at the Menard correctional facility, where he is currently located.*fn1 (Doc. 94.) On August 19, 2005, this Court adopted a Report and Recommendation issued by Magistrate Judge Donald Wilkerson in this matter. (Doc. 85.) Pursuant to that order, summary judgment was issued against Plaintiff with regard to his claims against Defendant Robert Burns; the remainder of Plaintiff's claims were dismissed. (Id.) Plaintiff then appealed. (Doc. 91.) On April 28, 2006, the Seventh Circuit dismissed Plaintiff's appeal for failure to pay the required docketing fee. (Doc. 95.)
This matter, effectively, is now closed. The Court lacks jurisdiction to issue any further orders at this point. Accordingly, the Court DENIES Plaintiff's motion to compel. (Doc. 94.)
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Signed this 10th day of May , 2006.
David R Herndon United States District Judge