United States District Court, E.D. Missouri, Eastern Division
November 20, 2014
DARREL LEE WILBER, Petitioner,
DENNIS A. DEARING, Respondent.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
RONNIE L. WHITE, District Judge.
This matter is before the Court upon movant' s petition for a writ of habeas corpus. "A petition for habeas corpus must be filed while the petitioner is in custody." Leonard v. Nix, 55 F.3d 370, 372 (8th Cir. 1995) (citing Maleng v. Cook, 490 U.S. 488 (1989)). There is an exception to the custody rule where the petitioner, "though released from custody, · faces sufficient repercussions from his allegedly unlawful conduct." Id.
Here, there is no indication in movant's petition that he is, or was ever, in custody, or that his petition is anyway related to movant being held in custody. Rather, the petition is a nearly incomprehensible discussion of patent law. It is unclear what movant is claiming in his petition.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this case is subject to dismissal for lack of jurisdiction pursuant to Rule 12(h)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
An order of dismissal will accompany this Memorandum and Order.