IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
March 14, 2007
SALVADOR O. OROZCO, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE,*FN1 COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Proud, Magistrate Judge
This matter comes before the court for purposes of docket control.
The court has entered a briefing schedule which required plaintiff to file his brief by December 13, 2006. The order provided that "The submission of a brief is mandatory, and the failure to submit such brief in the form provided above may result in appropriate sanctions by the Court." See, Doc. 14. Plaintiff has not filed his brief.
In view of plaintiff's pro se status, the court will give him additional time in which to prepare and file a brief. The brief need not contain legal citations. Plaintiff should simply explain in his brief why he thinks the Administrative Law Judge was wrong to deny his application for benefits.
Plaintiff is hereby warned that failure to file a brief as ordered may result in sanctions, and that those sanctions may include dismissal of his case.
Plaintiff shall file his brief with this court no later than April 16, 2007. Defendant shall file his brief within thirty days after plaintiff's brief is filed.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
CLIFFORD J. PROUD UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE