Clark v. Schriro et al

Filing 4

ORDER - IT IS ORDERED: that Petitioner's 3 Motion/Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis is granted. The Clerk of Court must serve a copy of the 1 Petition and this Order on the Respondent and the Attorney General of the State of Arizona. Respondents must answer the Petition within 40 days of the date of service. Petitioner may file a reply within 30 days from the date of service of the answer. This matter is referred to Magistrate Judge Lawrence O. Anderson for further proceedings and a report and recommendation. Signed by Judge G Murray Snow on 10/23/08. (SAT)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 TERMPSREF WO KM IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA Kraig Clark, Petitioner, vs. Dora B. Schriro, et al., Respondents. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. CV 08-1844-PHX-GMS (LOA) ORDER Petitioner Kraig Clark, who is confined in the Arizona State Prison ComplexEyman, has filed a pro se Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254 and an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. The Court will require an answer to the Petition. I. Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis Petitioner's Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis indicates that his inmate trust account balance is less than $25.00. Accordingly, the Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis will be granted. See LRCiv 3.5(b). II. Petition Petitioner was convicted in Maricopa County Superior Court, case #CR 2005011789-001DT and #CR 2004-022524-001DT, of first-degree murder, sexual conduct with a minor, child molestation, and furnishing obscene materials to a minor. Petitioner 28 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 TERMPSREF states that he was sentenced to terms of imprisonment of life, 17 years, and 20 years. Petitioner names Dora B. Schriro as Respondent to the Petition and the Arizona Attorney General as an Additional Respondent. Petitioner raises two grounds for relief: (1) Petitioner's plea agreement was unconstitutional because Petitioner was not mentally competent to enter into the agreement; and (2) Petitioner's trial counsel was ineffective in violation of the Sixth Amendment. Petitioner states that he has presented these claims to the Arizona Court of Appeals. The Court will require Respondents to answer the Petition. 28 U.S.C. 2254(a). III. Warnings A. Address Changes Petitioner must file and serve a notice of a change of address in accordance with Rule 83.3(d) of the Local Rules of Civil Procedure. Petitioner must not include a motion for other relief with a notice of change of address. Failure to comply may result in dismissal of this action. B. Copies Petitioner must serve Respondents, or counsel if an appearance has been entered, a copy of every document that he files. Fed. R. Civ. P. 5(a). Each filing must include a certificate stating that a copy of the filing was served. Fed. R. Civ. P. 5(d). Also, Petitioner must submit an additional copy of every filing for use by the Court. LRCiv 5.4. Failure to comply may result in the filing being stricken without further notice to Petitioner. C. Possible Dismissal If Petitioner fails to timely comply with every provision of this Order, including these warnings, the Court may dismiss this action without further notice. See Ferdik v. Bonzelet, 963 F.2d 1258, 1260-61 (9th Cir. 1992) (a district court may dismiss an action for failure to comply with any order of the Court). -2- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 TERMPSREF IT IS ORDERED: (1) granted. (2) The Clerk of Court must serve a copy of the Petition (Doc. #1) and this Petitioner's Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (Doc. #3) is Order on the Respondent and the Attorney General of the State of Arizona by certified mail pursuant to Rule 4, Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases. (3) Respondents must answer the Petition within 40 days of the date of service. Respondents must not file a dispositive motion in place of an answer but may file an answer limited to relevant affirmative defenses, including but not limited to, statute of limitations, procedural bar, or non-retroactivity. If the answer is limited to affirmative defenses, only those portions of the record relevant to those defenses need be attached to the answer. Failure to set forth an affirmative defense in an answer may be treated as a waiver of the defense. Day v. McDonough, 126 S. Ct. 1675, 1684 (2006). If not limited to affirmative defenses, the answer must fully comply with all of the requirements of Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases. (4) answer. (5) This matter is referred to Magistrate Judge Lawrence O. Anderson pursuant Petitioner may file a reply within 30 days from the date of service of the to Rules 72.1 and 72.2 of the Local Rules of Civil Procedure for further proceedings and a report and recommendation. DATED this 23rd day of October, 2008. -3-

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