Hedges v. United States of America(INMATE 3)
ORDER denying 48 Motion for Discovery, as further set out. Signed by Honorable Judge Wallace Capel, Jr on 2/8/12. (scn, )
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
BRADLEY STEPHEN HEDGES,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Civil Action No. 2:09cv1000-WKW
ORDER ON MOTION
Upon consideration of Petitioner’s Motion for Discovery filed on February 7, 2012
(Doc. No. 48), it is
ORDERED that the Motion is DENIED. Petitioner has failed to demonstrate how
the records sought through discovery are necessary to resolve Petitioner’s claim that his trial
counsel rendered ineffective assistance by failing to file a direct appeal on his behalf after
he requested that counsel do so, which, pursuant to this court’s order of January 11, 2012,
is the sole issue set for an evidentiary hearing and the purpose for which counsel has been
appointed to represent Petitioner in this matter. See Doc. No. 41 at 1-2.
Furthermore, Petitioner has failed to indicate how an order for discovery would be
applicable for items outside the Government’s possession, such as the case files of attorneys
Peter Bush and Raymond Hawthorne, or why it is not possible for him to obtain these files
without an order from this court.
Done this 8th day of February, 2012.
/s/ Wallace Capel, Jr.
WALLACE CAPEL, JR.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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