Case: Griffith v. New York State

5:20-cv-01312 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Filed Date: Oct. 22, 2020

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Case Summary

This pro se case was ultimately dismissed on the magistrate’s recommendation finding that the confused amended complaint failed to state a cause of action, and was indeed frequently incomprehensible.  For this reason it is likely of little import.  Interpolating from the confused language, the case is arguably about tenants’ ability to vote when a census error with their address purportedly caused to be entered by their Landlord could potentially interfere with voting eligibility, but the rulin…

This pro se case was ultimately dismissed on the magistrate’s recommendation finding that the confused amended complaint failed to state a cause of action, and was indeed frequently incomprehensible.  For this reason it is likely of little import.  Interpolating from the confused language, the case is arguably about tenants’ ability to vote when a census error with their address purportedly caused to be entered by their Landlord could potentially interfere with voting eligibility, but the ruling is based on the incomprehensible nature of the amended complaint. 

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On October 22, 2020, Plaintiff and co-Plaintiff, roommates, filed a Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order against the State of New York under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.  Under 52 U.S.C. § 10303 (Suspension of the Use of Tests or Devices in Determining Eligibility to Vote) and 13 U.S.C. § 223 (Refusal, by Owners, Proprietors, Etc., to Assist Census Employees), Plaintiffs claimed their right to vote could be improperly impeded by a census error in their address, caused by their Landlord, and that this was a test or device that interfered with their right to vote on account of being white, Caucasian Americans. That same day, Plaintiffs also filed a Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis.

On October 27, 2020, U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe issued an order directing administrative closure of the case for failure to comply with the filing fee.

On November 9, 2020, Plaintiffs filed a Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, before District Judge Sharpe.  Plaintiffs sued the State of New York and Plaintiffs’ Landlord, seemingly bringing Fifth Amendment, Ninth Amendment, Tenth Amendment, and Fourteenth Amendment claims of constitutional violations under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiffs also seemingly brought claims under 52 U.S.C. § 10303, 13 U.S.C. § 223, and 34 U.S.C. § 30505. Plaintiffs alleged that because of one Plaintiff’s sex offender status, incorrect census information caused by their Landlord would impinge upon their voting and housing rights.

The same day that Plaintiffs filed their Complaint, Plaintiffs also filed an amended Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis.  On November 12, 2020, Judge Sharpe re-opened the case.

On December 1, 2020, Plaintiffs filed a Supplement to their October 22, 2020 Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order.  That same day, Judge Sharpe denied Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order on the grounds that Plaintiffs had not demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits and that it was not immediately apparent why immediate relief was necessary.

On December 15, 2020, Plaintiffs filed an Emergency Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order, claiming New York State should be responsible for not protecting voter rights for Plaintiffs (as tenants) with regard to errors involving the census of their address and invalid identities of people identified as residing at their address, among other claims against the State of New York.  On December 18, 2020, Judge Gary L. Sharpe denied Plaintiffs’ Emergency Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order on the same grounds it denied Plaintiffs’ October 22, 2020 Motion for a Restraining Order.

On December 15, 2020, Plaintiffs had also filed a Motion for a Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, challenging one Plaintiff’s 2002 conviction, upon a guilty plea, in Onondaga County for first degree rape.

On December 21, Plaintiffs filed a Supplement to their December 15, 2020 Emergency Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order.

On December 28, 2020, Magistrate Judge Miroslav Lovric issued an Order and Report Recommendation, granting Plaintiffs’ November 9, 2020 amended Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis, and recommending Plaintiffs’ November 9, 2020 Complaint be dismissed with leave to amend and recommending that Plaintiffs’ December 15, 2020 Motion for Writ of Habeus Corpus be dismissed without prejudice (2020 WL 9432999).

On May 4, 2021, Judge Sharpe adopted Magistrate Judge Lovric’s December 28, 2020 Order and Report Recommendation in its entirety, ordering that Plaintiffs’ November 9, 2020 Complaint be dismissed with leave to amend and that Plaintiffs’ December 15, 2020 Motion for Writ of Habeus Corpus be dismissed without prejudice and with leave to replead (2021 WL 1758860).

On May 26, 2021, Plaintiffs filed an Amended Complaint.  That same day, Plaintiffs filed a Petition for Extraordinary Writ and Petition for Rehearing for Petition of Writ of Certiorari.  

On July 14, 2021, Magistrate Judge Lovric issued an Order and Report Recommendation, recommending Plaintiffs’ May 26, 2021 Amended Complaint be dismissed without leave to amend on the grounds that the Amended Complaint was frivolous and unintelligible.  The Order and Report Recommendation also recommended that Plaintiffs’ May 26, 2021 Petitions for Extraordinary Writ and for Rehearing for Petition of Writ of Certiorari be stricken from the docket, or in the alternative, denied without prejudice since they appeared to seek relief from outside the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York (2021 WL 3374620).

On August 3, 2021, Judge Sharpe adopted Magistrate Judge Lovric’s Order and Report Recommendation in its entirety, dismissing Plaintiffs’ May 26, 2021 Amended Complaint and striking Plaintiffs’ May 26, 2021 Petitions for Extraordinary Writ and for Rehearing for Petition of Writ of Certiorari from the docket (2021 WL 3367210). That same day, Judge Sharpe also entered judgment in favor of Respondents.

On September 3, 2021, Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal (USCA Case Number 21-2133) as to the Court’s August 3, 2021 findings with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. On September 22, 2021, the Second Circuit ordered Plaintiffs’ Appeal dismissed effective October 13, 2021 for failure to pay filing fees.

On July 18, 2022, Plaintiffs filed Motion for Leave to Appeal in forma pauperis.  On March 1, 2023, Judge Gary L. Sharpe granted the motion. However, since then, there has been no new notice of appeal and the initial appellate docket recognizes the case as closed.

Summary Authors

Ana Pena (12/4/2023)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18572510/parties/griffith-v-new-york-state/


Judge(s)

Sharpe, Gary L. (New York)

Attorney for Plaintiff

-, Howard Griffith,

Griffith, Howard (New York)

Sklaney, Rebecca (New York)

Attorney for Defendant

-, Jan Nastri,

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

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1

5:20-cv-01312

Order to Show Cause and Temporary Restraining Order in Concert with 42 US Code Section 1983

Griffith et al. v. State of New York et al.

Oct. 22, 2020

Oct. 22, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
4

5:20-cv-01312

Complaint for a Civil Case

Griffith et al. v. State of New York et al.

Nov. 9, 2020

Nov. 9, 2020

Complaint
8

42 US Code Section 1983 Affidavit and Memorandum "Supplement"

Griffith et al. v. State of New York et al.

Dec. 1, 2020

Dec. 1, 2020

Declaration/Affidavit
12

5:20-cv-01312

Motion for Order to Show Cause and Temporary Restraining Order to Maintain Status Quo

Griffith et al. v. State of New York et al.

Dec. 15, 2020

Dec. 15, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
15

5:20-cv-01312

Prayer for Relief

Griffith et al. v. State of New York et al.

Dec. 21, 2020

Dec. 21, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
17

Order and Report-Recommendation

Griffith et al. v. State of New York et al.

Dec. 28, 2020

Dec. 28, 2020

Order/Opinion

2020 WL 2020

19

5:20-cv-01312

Summary Order

Griffith et al. v. State of New York et al.

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

Order/Opinion

2021 WL 2021

20

5:20-cv-01312

Complaint for a Civil Case

Griffith et al. v. State of New York et al.

May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021

Complaint
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Order and Report-Recommendation

Griffith et al. v. State of New York et al.

July 14, 2021

July 14, 2021

Order/Opinion

2021 WL 2021

27

5:20-cv-01312

Order

Griffith et al. v. State of New York et al.

Aug. 3, 2021

Aug. 3, 2021

Order/Opinion

2021 WL 2021

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18572510/griffith-v-new-york-state/

Last updated March 16, 2024, 9:10 p.m.

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MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by Howard Griffith and Rebecca Skanley, Pro Se. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Email Correspondence, # 2 Exhibit B - State Court Documents, # 3 Process Receipt and Return, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet)(pjh, ) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/26/2020: # 5 Envelope) (pjh, ). Modified on 11/24/2020 (jel, ). (Entered: 10/26/2020)

1 Exhibit A - Email Correspondence

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2 Exhibit B - State Court Documents

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3 Process Receipt and Return

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4 Civil Cover Sheet

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5 Envelope

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Oct. 22, 2020

Oct. 22, 2020

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MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Howard Griffith and Rebecca Skanley, Pro Se. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) Motions referred to Miroslav Lovric. (pjh, ) (Entered: 10/26/2020)

Oct. 22, 2020

Oct. 22, 2020

PACER
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ORDER Directing Administrative Closure with Opportunity to Comply with Filing Fee Requirement. Signed by Senior Judge Gary L. Sharpe on 10/27/2020. (Copy served via regular mail along with form complaint and pro se packet)(jel, ) (Entered: 10/27/2020)

Oct. 27, 2020

Oct. 27, 2020

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4

COMPLAINT against New York State and Jan Nastri filed by Howard Griffith and Rebecca Sklaney. (hmr) (Entered: 11/12/2020)

Nov. 9, 2020

Nov. 9, 2020

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MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Howard Griffith, Rebecca Sklaney. Motions referred to Miroslav Lovric. (hmr) (Entered: 11/12/2020)

Nov. 9, 2020

Nov. 9, 2020

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TEXT ORDER REOPENING CASE: This action was administratively closed due to plaintiff's failure to comply with the filing fee requirements, and plaintiff was directed to respond to the Order if s/he wished to pursue this action. Plaintiff has now responded. The Clerk is directed to reopen this action and restore it to the Court's active docket. So Ordered by Senior Judge Gary L. Sharpe on 11/12/2020.(Copy served upon pro se plaintiffs via regular mail on 11/12/2020.)(hmr) (Entered: 11/12/2020)

Nov. 12, 2020

Nov. 12, 2020

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Order Reopening Case (Text-Only Inmate)

Nov. 12, 2020

Nov. 12, 2020

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STATUS REPORT by Howard Griffith, Rebecca Sklaney. (hmr) (Entered: 11/24/2020)

Nov. 23, 2020

Nov. 23, 2020

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SUPPLEMENT to Dkt. No. 1 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by Howard Griffith, Rebecca Sklaney. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope)(hmr) (Entered: 12/01/2020)

1 Envelope

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Dec. 1, 2020

Dec. 1, 2020

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9

TEXT ONLY ORDER - Plaintiffs have moved for a temporary restraining order. (Dkt. Nos. 1, 8.) Upon review of the complaint, the motion, and a supplement thereto, it is plain that plaintiffs have failed to meet their burden of demonstrating a likelihood of success on the merits. See Sanchez v. Bonacchi, No. 5:14-CV-452, 2014 WL 2927795, at *2 (N.D.N.Y. June 27, 2014). Secondarily, it is not readily apparent why immediate relief is necessary. Accordingly, plaintiffs' motion, (Dkt. No. 1), is DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED. Issued by Senior Judge Gary L. Sharpe on 12/1/2020. (Copy served via regular mail)(jel, ) (Entered: 12/01/2020)

Dec. 1, 2020

Dec. 1, 2020

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Order on Motion for TRO AND Order on Motion for TRO

Dec. 1, 2020

Dec. 1, 2020

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10

***STRICKEN PURSUANT TO JUDGE LOVRIC'S 11 ORDER*** Letter with attachments from Howard Griffith. (hmr) Modified on 12/7/2020 (jdp, ). (Entered: 12/04/2020)

Dec. 4, 2020

Dec. 4, 2020

PACER
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TEXT ORDER striking Letter 10 . It is unclear what relief, if any, Plaintiff Howard Griffith is requesting and what the grounds are for that relief. Because this document is being stricken from the docket, it will not be considered by the Court. To the extent Plaintiff Howard Griffith is applying for some sort of Order from the Court, he must specify the relief sought and the grounds therefor. Authorized by Magistrate Judge Miroslav Lovric on 12/7/2020. (Copy served on pro se Plaintiffs via regular mail) (jdp ) (Entered: 12/07/2020)

Dec. 7, 2020

Dec. 7, 2020

PACER

Order to Strike

Dec. 7, 2020

Dec. 7, 2020

PACER
12

EMERGENCY MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by Howard Griffith. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(hmr) (Entered: 12/16/2020)

1 Proposed Order

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Dec. 15, 2020

Dec. 15, 2020

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MOTION for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by Howard Griffith, Rebecca Sklaney. (Attachments: # 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus signed by, # 2 Supplement, # 3 USM 285 - NYS Attorney General, # 4 USM 285 - Onondaga County District Attorney, # 5 Envelope) Motions referred to Miroslav Lovric. (hmr) (Entered: 12/16/2020)

Dec. 15, 2020

Dec. 15, 2020

PACER
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TEXT ONLY ORDER - Plaintiff pro se Howard Griffith has again moved for a temporary restraining order by order to show cause. (Dkt. No. 12.) For the same reasons previously explained, (Dkt. No. 9), the application is DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED. Issued by Senior Judge Gary L. Sharpe on 12/18/2020. (Copy served via regular mail to non cm/ecf parties)(jel, ) (Entered: 12/18/2020)

Dec. 18, 2020

Dec. 18, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for TRO

Dec. 18, 2020

Dec. 18, 2020

PACER
15

SUPPLEMENT to Dkt. No. 12 Emergency Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order by Howard Griffith. (hmr) (Entered: 12/21/2020)

Dec. 21, 2020

Dec. 21, 2020

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16

MEMORANDUM by Howard Griffith. (hmr) (Entered: 12/28/2020)

Dec. 28, 2020

Dec. 28, 2020

PACER
17

ORDER and REPORT RECOMMENDATION: re 4 Complaint filed by Howard Griffith, Rebecca Sklaney: Ordered that Plaintiffs' amended IFP application Dkt. No. 5 is Granted; Recommended that the Court Dismiss with Leave to Replead Plaintiffs' Complaint (Dkt. No. 4 ) for frivolousness, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B); Recommended that the Court Dismiss Without Prejudice Plaintiffs' petition for habeas corpus (Dkt. No. 13 ), for failure to exhaust available court remedies; and Ordered that the Clerk of the Court shall file a copy of this Order and Report-Recommendation on Plaintiffs, along with copies of the unpublished decisions cited herein in accordance with the Second Circuit's decision in Lebron v. Sanders, 557 F.3d 76 (2d Cir. 2009) (per curiam).(Objections to R&R due by 1/11/2021, Case Review Deadline 1/14/2021), Motions terminated: 5 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Howard Griffith, Rebecca Sklaney.Signed by Magistrate Judge Miroslav Lovric on 12/28/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Unpublished Decisions)(Copy of Order and Report-Recommendation, along with the unpublished decisions were served upon pro se plaintiffs via regular mail on 12/28/2020.)(hmr) (Entered: 12/28/2020)

1 Unpublished Decisions

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Dec. 28, 2020

Dec. 28, 2020

PACER
18

OBJECTIONS - Memorandum of Law to 17 Report and Recommendations by Howard Griffith, Rebecca Sklaney. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope)(hmr) (Entered: 01/05/2021)

Jan. 5, 2021

Jan. 5, 2021

PACER
19

SUMMARY ORDER - That the Order and Report-Recommendation (Dkt. No. 17) is ADOPTED in its entirety. That Griffith's petition for a writ of habeas corpus (Dkt. No. 13) is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. That plaintiff's complaint (Dkt. No. 4) is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE AND WITH LEAVE TO REPLEAD. That plaintiffs may file an amended complaint within thirty (30) days of the date of this Summary Order. That, if plaintiffs file a timely amended complaint, the Clerk shall forward it to Judge Lovric for review. That, if plaintiffs do not file a timely amended complaint, the Clerk shall enter judgment without further order of the court. Signed by Senior Judge Gary L. Sharpe on 5/4/2021. (Copy served via regular mail)(jel, ) (Entered: 05/04/2021)

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

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Set Deadlines/Hearings: Notice of Compliance Deadline 6/3/2021. Case Review Deadline 6/8/2021. (jel, )

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

PACER
20

AMENDED COMPLAINT against Jan Nastri, New York State filed by Howard Griffith,Rebecca Sklaney. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope)(hmr) (Entered: 05/27/2021)

1 Envelope

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May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021

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21

*** STRICKEN PURSUANT TO THE COURT'S AUGUST 3, 2021 ORDER *** PETITION FOR EXTRAORDINARY WRIT filed by Howard Griffith, Rebecca Sklaney. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement, # 2 Supplement) (hmr) (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/27/2021: # 3 Envelope) (hmr, ). Modified on 8/4/2021 (jel, ). (Entered: 05/27/2021)

May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021

PACER
22

*** STRICKEN PURSUANT TO THE COURT'S AUGUST 3, 2021 ORDER *** PETITION FOR REHEARING FOR PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI filed by Howard Griffith, Rebecca Sklaney. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope) (hmr) Modified on 8/4/2021 (jel, ). (Entered: 05/27/2021)

May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021

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CLERK'S CORRECTION OF DOCKET ENTRY re 21 Petition for Extraordinary Writ: Clerk added envelope to this docket entry, since it was not docketed in the original filing. (hmr)

May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021

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23

*** STRICKEN PURSUANT TO THE COURT'S AUGUST 3, 2021 ORDER *** PETITION FOR EXTRAORDINARY WRIT - SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF filed by Howard Griffith, Rebecca Sklaney. (Attachments: # 1 Envelope)(hmr) Modified on 8/4/2021 (jel, ). (Entered: 06/10/2021)

June 9, 2021

June 9, 2021

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24

ORDER and REPORT-RECOMMENDATION re 20 Amended Complaint filed by Howard Griffith, Rebecca Sklaney: Recommended that the Court Dismiss without leave to replead Plaintiff's Amended Complaint (Dkt. No. 20 ) in its entirety, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B)(i); Recommended that Plaintiff's Petition for Extraordinary Writ (Dkt. No. 21 ), Petition for Rehearing for Petition for Writ of Certiorari (Dkt. No. 22 ), and the Petition for Extraordinary Writ - Supplemental Brief (Dkt. No. 23 ) be stricken from the docket or Denied without prejudice; and Ordered that the Clerk of the Court shall file a copy of this Order and Report-Recommendation on Plaintiffs, along with copies of the unpublished decisions cited herein in accordance with the Second Circuit's decision in Lebron v. Sanders, 557 F.3d 76 (2d Cir. 2009) (per curiam). Objections to R&R due by 7/28/2021 Case Review Deadline 8/2/2021Signed by Magistrate Judge Miroslav Lovric on 07/14/2021. (Attachments: # 1 Unpublished Cases)(Copies of the Order and Report-Recommendation, together with the unpublished cases were served upon Howard Griffith and Rebecca Sklaney at 2903 James Street, #1R, Syracuse, NY 13206 via regular mail on 7/14/2021.)(hmr) (Entered: 07/14/2021)

1 Unpublished Cases

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July 14, 2021

July 14, 2021

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25

NOTICE of Change of Address by Howard Griffith Effective Date 07/23/2021 Old Address: 2903 James Street #1R, Syracuse, NY 13206 New Address: P.O. Box 300, Marcy, NY 13403-0300. (hmr) (Entered: 07/23/2021)

July 23, 2021

July 23, 2021

PACER
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Letter Motion from Howard Griffith requesting a copy of the Local Rules. [A copy of the Local Rules was mailed to pro se plaintiff no 8/2/2021.] (hmr) (Entered: 08/03/2021)

Aug. 2, 2021

Aug. 2, 2021

PACER
27

ORDER - That the Order and Report-Recommendation (Dkt. No. 24) is ADOPTED in its entirety. That plaintiffs' amended complaint (Dkt. No. 20) is DISMISSED pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(e)(2)(B)(i). That plaintiffs' petitions for extraordinary writ (Dkt. No. 21), rehearing for petition for writ of certiorari (Dkt. No. 22), and extraordinary writ-supplemental brief (Dkt. No. 23) are STRICKEN. That the Clerk close this case. Signed by Senior Judge Gary L. Sharpe on 8/3/2021. (Copy served via regular and certified mail)(jel, ) (Entered: 08/03/2021)

Aug. 3, 2021

Aug. 3, 2021

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JUDGMENT in favor of New York State, Jan Nastri against Howard Griffith, Rebecca Sklaney. (Copy served via regular and certified mail) (jel, ) (Entered: 08/03/2021)

Aug. 3, 2021

Aug. 3, 2021

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U.S. Postal RETURN RECEIPT - Certified Mail - received as to Howard Griffith re 27 Order on Report and Recommendations, 28 Judgment served on Howard Griffith. (hmr) (Entered: 08/10/2021)

Aug. 9, 2021

Aug. 9, 2021

PACER
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Letter from Howard Griffith requesting a copy of the Dkt. No. 24 - Order and Report Recommendation dated July 14, 2021. [A copy of the Dkt. No. 24 Order and Report Recommendation, along with the unpublished cases were mailed to Howard Griffith via regular mail to CNY PC. PO Box 300, Marcy, NY 13403 on 8/12/2021]. (hmr) (Entered: 08/12/2021)

Aug. 11, 2021

Aug. 11, 2021

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**STRICKEN PURSUANT TO JUDGE SHARPE'S 8/13/2021 ORDER**NOTICES OF ENTRY by non-party. (hmr) Modified on 8/13/2021 (dpk). (Entered: 08/13/2021)

Aug. 13, 2021

Aug. 13, 2021

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ORDER TO STRIKE re 31 Notices of Entry. Document submitted by non-party. Signed by Senior Judge Gary L. Sharpe on 8/13/2021. (Copy served via regular mail) (dpk) (Entered: 08/13/2021)

Aug. 13, 2021

Aug. 13, 2021

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U.S. Postal RETURN RECEIPT - Certified Mail - received as to Rebecca Sklaney re 27 Order on Report and Recommendations, 28 Judgment served on Rebecca Sklaney. (hmr) (Entered: 08/25/2021)

Aug. 25, 2021

Aug. 25, 2021

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NOTICE OF APPEAL as to # 27 Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief, Order on Report and Recommendations, by Howard Griffith. No filing fee paid. (gmd, ) (Entered: 09/03/2021)

Sept. 3, 2021

Sept. 3, 2021

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ELECTRONIC NOTICE AND CERTIFICATION sent to US Court of Appeals # 34 Notice of Appeal. (gmd, ) (Entered: 09/03/2021)

Sept. 3, 2021

Sept. 3, 2021

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USCA Case Number 21-2133 for 34 Notice of Appeal filed by Howard Griffith. (nas, )

Oct. 5, 2021

Oct. 5, 2021

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MANDATE of USCA [Issued on 12/28/2021] as to 34 Notice of Appeal filed by Howard Griffith: It is Hereby Ordered that the appeal is dismissed effective October 13, 2021 unless by that date appellant either pays the fee in full, moves for in forma pauperis status in district court or, if district court has denied in forma pauperis status, moves in this Court for in forma pauperis status. If appellant has filed the motion in district court and the motion is pending, appellant must so advise this Court in writing by the same date. (hmr) (Entered: 12/28/2021)

Dec. 28, 2021

Dec. 28, 2021

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LETTER/MOTION TO SUPREME COURT - to extend time to file a document - Courtesy Copy by Howard Griffith. (Attachments: # 1 Courtesy Copy - Petition for Rehearing for Petition for Writ of Mandamus, # 2 Courtesy Copy - Petition for Writ of Prohibition, # 3 Courtesy Copy of Petition for Writ of Prohibition - Supplemental Brief, # 4 Courtesy Copy - Petition for Writ of Prohibition, # 5 Courtesy Copy - Petition for Extraordinary Writ, # 6 Courtesy Copy - Petition for Extraordinary Writ Supplemental Brief, # 7 Courtesy Copy - Petition for Rehearing for Petition for Writ of Certiorari, # 8 Courtesy Copy - Supplement for Petition for Writ of Certiorari, # 9 Courtesy Copy - Supplement for Petition for Writ of Certiorari, # 10 Cover Letter, # 11 Envelope)(hmr) (Entered: 01/04/2022)

Jan. 3, 2022

Jan. 3, 2022

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***SEALED DOCUMENT by Howard Griffith Re: Dkt. No. 37. (hmr) (Entered: 01/04/2022)

Jan. 3, 2022

Jan. 3, 2022

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MOTION for Leave to Appeal in forma pauperis filed by Howard Griffith. Motion returnable before Judge Glenn T. Suddaby. (egr) (Entered: 07/18/2022)

July 18, 2022

July 18, 2022

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TEXT ONLY ORDER granting 39 Motion for Leave to Appeal in forma pauperis. Issued by Senior Judge Gary L. Sharpe on 3/1/2023. (Copy served via regular mail)(jel, ) (Entered: 03/01/2023)

March 1, 2023

March 1, 2023

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Order on Motion for Leave to Appeal In Forma Pauperis

March 1, 2023

March 1, 2023

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Supplemental Electronic Certification transmitted to US Court of Appeals re 34 Notice of Appeal (jel, ) (Entered: 03/01/2023)

March 1, 2023

March 1, 2023

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Mail Returned as Undeliverable - Return to Sender - Refused - Unable to Forward - re: 40 Text Order on Motion for Leave to Appeal in forma pauperis; 41 Supplemental Electronic Certification Sent to USCA, sent to Howard Griffith Address sent to CNY PC, PO Box 300, Marcy, NY 13403. (hmr) (Entered: 03/13/2023)

March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA) project

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 22, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Two roommates in New York, one of whom is a registered sex offender.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

New York (New York), State

Jan Nastri (New York), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

Affected Race(s):

White

Voting:

Voter qualifications

Voter registration rules

Voting: General & Misc.