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Griffin v. Obama

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS


November 10, 2010

DWAYNE GRIFFIN, #N-03392, PLAINTIFF,
v.
BARACK OBAMA, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Michael J. Reagan United States District Judge

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

REAGAN, District Judge

Plaintiff Dwayne Griffin, an inmate in the Menard Correctional Center, has filed a pro se civil rights complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. He also seeks to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915, despite the fact that he has been informed numerous times that he has accumulated three strikes and may not proceed in forma pauperis unless he is in imminent danger of serious physical injury. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g).

Shortly after Griffin filed this action, the Seventh Circuit issued an order that restricts Griffin's litigation in all federal courts within the Seventh Circuit.

Until Griffin has paid in full all outstanding fees and any sanctions in all civil actions he has filed, the clerks of all federal courts in this circuit will return unfiled any papers submitted either directly or indirectly by or on behalf of Griffin. This order does not apply to criminal cases or petitions challenging the terms of his confinement, and may be reexamined in two years under the approach of Newlin, 13 F.3d at 436-37, and Support Systems Int'l Inc. v. Mack, 45 F.3d 185, 186-87 (7th Cir. 1995) (per curiam). See also In Re: City of Chi., 500 F.3d 582, 585-86 (7th Cir. 2007).

Griffin v. Obama, Appeal No. 10-2002 (7th Cir., issued June 25, 2010).

This directive from the Seventh Circuit effectively eliminates Griffin's ability to litigate this action, as he is banned from filing anything further in this or any other case. Accordingly, this action is DISMISSED without prejudice. The Clerk shall CLOSE THIS CASE.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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