United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, Paducah Division
July 8, 2015
William Feckley, Plaintiff,
KEN CLAUD, Defendant.
GREG N. STIVERS, District Judge.
Plaintiff William Feckley, an inmate at the Calloway County Jail, initiated this civil action by filing a document on his own paper. By Order entered May 26, 2015, the Court ordered Plaintiff to complete a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 complaint form and either pay the filing fee or submit a prisoner application to proceed without prepayment of fees within 30 days. The Court warned Plaintiff that failure to comply with the Order within the 30-day period would result in dismissal of the action.
More than 30 days have passed, and Plaintiff has failed to comply with the Court's Order. Courts have an inherent power "acting on their own initiative, to clear their calendars of cases that have remained dormant because of the inaction or dilatoriness of the parties seeking relief." Link v. Wabash R.R. Co., 370 U.S. 626, 630 (1962). Therefore, by separate Order, the Court will dismiss the instant action. See Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b) (governing involuntary dismissal).