Ward v. Norris

Filing 9

ORDER GRANTING 8 Motion for Extension of Time to File a Responsive Pleading to Habeas Petition; Larry Norris answer due 7/8/2010. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 6/8/10. (vjt)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION COREY WARD PETITIONER V. LARRY NORRIS, Director, Arkansas Department of Correction 5:10CV00057 JLH/JTR RESPONDENT ORDER Respondent has filed a Motion requesting until July 8, 2010, to file a responsive pleading to the Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254. (Docket entry #8.) Respondent's counsel contends that due to the number of habeas corpus petitions currently pending, additional time is needed in order to assure that adequate consideration is given to Respondent's argument in this case. For good cause shown, the Motion will be granted. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT Respondent's Motion for Extension of Time (docket entry #8) is GRANTED. Dated this 8th day of June, 2010. ___________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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