311 F.2d 215 (3rd Cir. 1962), 14000-14002, United States ex rel. Hoge v. Bolsinger

Docket Nº14000-14002.
Citation311 F.2d 215
Party NameUNITED STATES of America ex rel. Ralph J. HOGE, Appellant, v. Patrick N. BOLSINGER, Prothonotary, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Western District at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Miriam A. Greenawalt, Deputy Prothonotary, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Middle District at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, James F.Maroney, Superintendent, State Correctional Inst
Case DateOctober 31, 1962
CourtUnited States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

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311 F.2d 215 (3rd Cir. 1962)

UNITED STATES of America ex rel. Ralph J. HOGE, Appellant,

v.

Patrick N. BOLSINGER, Prothonotary, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Western District at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Miriam A. Greenawalt, Deputy Prothonotary, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Middle District at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, James F.Maroney, Superintendent, State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh 33,Pennsylvania, Appellees.

Nos. 14000-14002.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

October 31, 1962

Submitted Oct. 19, 1962.

Certiorari Denied Feb. 25, 1963. See 83 S.Ct. 878.

Ralph J. Hoge, appellant, pro se.

Frank P. Lawley, Jr., Deputy Atty. Gen., Harrisburg, Pa. (Franklin L. Kury, David Stahl, Atty. Gen., Harrisburg, Pa., on the brief), for appellees.

Before McLAUGHLIN and HASTIE, Circuit Judges, and DUMBAULD, District judge.

PER CURIAM.

Appellant is an inmate at Western State Penitentiary, a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania institution, where he is serving a prison sentence as a result of his conviction of a state offense.

His petition to proceed with these three appeals in forma pauperis is allowed.

In the first appeal, No. 14,000, appellant asks for the return of certain papers taken from him by the authorities of the prison where he is confined. In the second, he complains that said authorities refused him the services of a notary to notarize his letter petition to the district court complaining of the seizing of his papers.

The third appeal asks for a declaratory judgment of appellant's right to petition the state courts and the district court for alleged violations of his civil rights and for an injunction against appellees restraining them from such practices as stated in the first and second appeals.

The district court considered appeals Nos. 14,000 and 14,001 together. In the latter, appellant stated that by that time his papers had been returned to him and that he had been given the services of a

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notary. The court therefore found that the questions raised by the complaints were moot and on the motion of the Commonwealth dismissed them. The court further noted that appellant's request that the State prison be investigated and that certain discipline and procedures be set up was beyond the power of the district court. United States ex rel. Mooris v. Radio Station WENR, 209 F.2d 105,...

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