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United States District Court for the District of Columbia
October 5, 2012, Decided; October 11, 2012, Filed
Civil Action No. 12-1407
MEMORANDUM and ORDER
This matter is before the Court on petitioner's amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The Court treats this submission as a motion to reopen this action and for leave to file an amended petition. The motion will be denied.
The proper respondent in a habeas corpus action is the petitioner's warden, Rumsfeld v. Padilla, 542 U.S. 426, 434-35, 124 S. Ct. 2711, 159 L. Ed. 2d 513 (2004), and this Court "may not entertain a habeas petition involving present physical custody unless the respondent custodian is within its territorial jurisdiction." Stokes v. U.S. Parole Comm'n, 374 F.3d 1235, 1239, 362 U.S. App. D.C. 410 (D.C. Cir. 2004). Petitioner's demand for a writ of habeas corpus "to void Judgment made by State of Maryland, Prince George's County Department of Corrections Detention Center," Am. Pet. at 1, is not a matter properly before this Court. Accordingly, it is hereby
ORDERED that petitioner's motion to reopen and for leave to file an amended petition is denied.
/s/ Reggie B. Walton
United States District Judge
DATE: October 5, 2012
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2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148265 *; 2012 WL 4920306
MARCO EDMONDS-EL, Petitioner, v. STATE OF MARYLAND, et al., Respondents.
Prior History: Edmonds-El v. State of Md., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120959 (D.D.C., Aug. 22, 2012)
amended petition, writ of habeas corpus, motion to reopen, leave to file