ERIN BALDWIN’S CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT EFFECTS CHANGE FOR PRO SE LITIGANTS
December 7, 2011 § 1 Comment
Thanks to Erin Baldwin’s Civil Rights Complaint presently before U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter, Pro Se litigants can now receive Electronic Case Management receipt of all pleadings filed in their case.
Effective November 1, 2011 pro se litigants are eligible to receive notification by enail when documents are filed in their case. (Of course, we know that “effective date” is not correct but … well, you know. It’s a step in the right direction.
Baldwin’s Second Amended Complaint includes discrimination causes of action claiming that the US District Court does not provide equal protection under the law for pro se litigants that want to use the CM/ECF system. See: Corrected SAC-Part 1, Corrected SAC-Part 2, Corrected SAC-Part 3, Corrected SAC-Part 4, Corrected SAC-Part 5, Corrected SAC-Part 6 (For the causes of action, see Corrected SAC-Part 1, pages 6-8.) Miss Baldwin is currently seeking leave to amend her Complaint so she can finish the causes of action.
In fact, Judge David O. Carter denied Miss Baldwin’s request to file her documents electronically on November 22, 2011.
Of course, this new things STILL doesn’t allow pro se litigants to FILE their documents through the e-filing system which is bogus big time. If they can receive them – why can’t they file them?? Baldwin has to drive three hours round trip to file a document in her case. What? That’s BS.
Okay, so for more information, See:
And someone at the court should change this screen so pro se litigants know…..
You know what’s a crack up? The US District Court, Central District of California, believes pro se litigants are so stupid that they don’t know what PRO SE means. So, the name of the form to get a password and login is “Request by Pro Se Litigant (People without Lawyers) for CM/ECF Login and Password.” Wow, wake up! No one can afford an attorney these days.
Keep it up Baldwin — thanks!