UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
March 29, 2012
RONALD H. CARTER, PLAINTIFF,
COOK COUNTY ILLINOIS, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
This Court's brief March 14, 2012 memorandum order ("Order") gave pro se plaintiff Ronald Carter ("Carter") until March 28 to either (1) pay the $350 filing fee or (2) replace his totally inadequate one-paragraph Complaint with "a claim that clears a comparatively low hurdle" -- that is, "a reasonably plausible claim" that would "permit relief to be granted under 42 U.S.C. § 1983." Carter has done neither, for he has made no payment and has simply filed another one-paragraph statement reflecting a long standing grievance going back some 30 years, but without any hint of a viable federal claim.
Anticipating that possibility, the Order stated that if it were in fact to occur this action would be dismissed without prejudice. This Court so orders.
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