Greene v. Norris
ORDER granting 42 Motion for Reconsideration re 32 MOTION for Order Permitting Access to Petitioner for Psychological Evaluation filed by Larry Norris; denying Respondent's motion for access to petitioner 32 , with all other rulings in the June 10, 2009, Order remaining in effect 41 . Signed by Judge William R. Wilson, Jr on 6/12/09. (bkp)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION JACK GORDON GREENE 5:04-CV-00373 WRW LARRY NORRIS, Director of the Arkansas Department of Correction ORDER Pending is Petitioner's Motion for Reconsideration or in the Alternative for Stay Pending Appeal (Doc. No. 42). Specifically, Petitioner requests the Court to reconsider the June 10, 2009 Order1 granting Respondent's Motion for Order Permitting Access to Petitioner for Psychological Evaluation2 and permitting Respondent's expert to conduct an evaluation of Petitioner on June 16 and 17, 2009. Petitioner asserts Fifth Amendment protections against selfincrimination as the basis for his objection to the Court's recent order.3 Respondent opposes the motion, stating that there is no requirement that Respondent wait until Petitioner's expert has completed his evaluation of Petitioner before Respondent's expert may evaluate Petitioner.4 Without addressing Petitioner's arguments, and based on the fact that Respondent's expert is available to evaluate Petitioner after July 13, 2009,5 the date set for disclosure of RESPONDENT PETITIONER
Doc. No. 41. Doc. No. 32.
This is the first time that Petitioner has raised the Fifth Amendment as a reason why Respondent's expert is not permitted to examine Petitioner until Petitioner's expert has completed his evaluation of Petitioner.
Doc. No. 43. Respondent also opposes Petitioner's request for stay pending appeal.
Respondent informed my staff, via telephone, that their expert would be able to evaluate Petitioner after July 13, 2009. 1
Petitioner's expert report, Petitioner's Motion for Reconsideration (Doc. No. 42) is GRANTED. Accordingly, Respondent's motion for access to Petitioner (Doc. No. 32) is DENIED, but all other rulings in the June 10, 2009, Order (Doc. No. 41) remain in effect. Based on this Order, the Arkansas Department of Correction is no longer directed to permit a special contact visit on June 16 and 17, 2009, between Petitioner and Dr. Roger Moore. Respondent may renew the Motion for Order Permitting Access to Petitioner for Psychological Evaluation after determining a new exam date, convenient to their expert. IT IS SO ORDERED this 12th day of June, 2009.
/s/ Wm. R. Wilson, Jr. _____________ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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