IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
January 16, 2013
PATRICK STEWARD, PETITIONER,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge:
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This case is before the Court on petitioner's application to file a second or successive motion to vacate, set aside or correct sentence under 28 U.S.C § 2255 (Doc. 1). Pursuant to Rule 9, "[b]efore presenting a second or successive motion, the moving party must obtain an order from the appropriate court of appeals authorizing the district court to consider the motion, as required by 28 U.S.C. § 2255." Therefore, the Court strikes this petition and directs petitioner to file his petition with the 7th Circuit and obtain the appropriate order. The clerks' office is hereby directed to close the case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Digitally signed by David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
Date: 2013.01.16 14:08:57 -06'00'
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