United States District Court, D. Maine
ORDER ON MOTION TO COMPEL, MOTION TO EXTEND TIME, AND
MOTION FOR DISCLOSURE
A. WOODCOCK, JR. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Court sorts through the multiple motions that James Stile
filed in these cases, grants one and dismisses the other.
there are multiple suits and multiple filings on multiple
dockets, things are bound to get confusing. James Stile's
first case began on September 20, 2011 as a criminal
complaint under docket number 1:11-cr-00185-JAW. After
pleading guilty to robbery of controlled substances from a
DEA-registered pharmacy, Mr. Stile was sentenced on May 29,
2015 to 120 months incarceration, five years of supervised
release, a special assessment of $100.00, restitution in the
amount of $13, 306.93, and no fine. J. (ECF No.
579). Mr. Stile appealed his sentence, and, on January 3,
2017, the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed it.
United States v. Stile, 845 F.3d 425 (1st Cir.
Mr. Stile filed a lawsuit against Somerset
County. This lawsuit was filed on July 1, 2013 and
is styled Stile v. Somerset County; it was assigned
docket number 1:13-cv-00248-JAW. This lawsuit remains
actively pending. Mr. Stile has been a prolific filer in this
case. The docket reflects 427 entries as of August 30, 2017.
April 28, 2017, Mr. Stile filed a motion to vacate, set
aside, or correct his sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
2255. This lawsuit is styled Stile v. United States
and was filed on April 28, 2017; it was assigned docket
number 1:17-cv-00159-JAW. However, in accordance with the
practice of the Clerk's Office of this District, docket
entries for 1:17-cv-00159-JAW have been made under the
underlying criminal case, 1:11-cr-00185-JAW. Mr. Stile's
§ 2255 lawsuit, docket number 1:17-cv-00159-JAW,
therefore, has no docket entries, and instead all docket
entries for 1:17-cv-00159-JAW appear in 1:11-cr-00185-JAW.
There are also numerous entries in 1:11-cr-00185-JAW; as of
August 30, 2017, there are 662 entries.
this background, on August 3, 2017, Mr. Stile filed a letter
motion for copies of documents under Stile v. Somerset
County, 13-cv-00248-JAW. This letter motion was docketed
as ECF No. 423 and requested copies of the following
documents, all from Stile v. Somerset County,
1) ECF No. 18 - motion and Exhibit D;
2) ECF No. 44 - motion to conduct investigation and
3) ECF No. 47 - letter motion for return of four DVDs; and
4) ECF No. 49 - Order granting in part ECF No. 47 motion for
return of four DVDs.
Id. at 1. Mr. Stile also requested copies of updated
dockets in 1:11-cr-00185-JAW and 1:17-cv-00159-JAW.
August 7, 2017, the Court granted the motion for copies but
cautioned Mr. Stile that the Clerk's Office typically
does not make copies of filed documents for litigants:
ORDER granting 423 Motion for Copies of Documents. In issuing
this order, please note that the Court ordinarily does not
order the Clerk's Office to make copies of filed
documents for litigants since the Clerk's Office is not
the litigants' secretary. However, here, the Court has
made an exception because of the limited number of documents
requested and the time deadlines that Mr. Stile faces.
Nevertheless, if he makes a similar motion in the future, Mr.