Johnson v. Hobbs

Filing 8

ORDER directing the Clerk to serve a copy of the habeas petition and this Order on Respondent and the Arkansas Attorney General by regular mail; Respondent is directed to file a response to the petition within 21 days after service. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerry W. Cavaneau on 9/30/10. (vjt)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION NARVELL JOHNSON ADC #95321 V. NO. 5:10cv00226 JMM-JWC RESPONDENT ORDER Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, brings this 28 U.S.C. 2254 petition for writ of habeas corpus (doc. 1). Pursuant to the Court's order entered August 30, 2010 (doc. 5), he has submitted the $5.00 statutory filing fee (doc. 7). See Rule 3(a)(1), Rules Governing 2254 Cases in United States District Courts.1 The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve, by regular mail, a copy of the petition and this order on Respondent and the Arkansas Attorney General. Respondent is directed to file an answer, motion or other response within twenty-one (21) days after service of the petition, exclusive of the day of service. See 2254 Rules 4 & 5. IT IS SO ORDERED this 30th day of September, 2010. PETITIONER RAY HOBBS, Director, Arkansas Department of Correction UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE Petitioner is hereby notified of his responsibility to comply with Local Rule 5.5(c)(2) of the Rules of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, which provides: "It is the duty of any party not represented by counsel to promptly notify the Clerk and the other parties to the proceedings of any change in his or her address, to monitor the progress of the case, and to prosecute or defend the action diligently. A party appearing for himself/herself shall sign his/her pleadings and state his/her address, zip code, and telephone number. If any communication from the Court to a pro se plaintiff is not responded to within thirty (30) days, the case may be dismissed without prejudice. Any party proceeding pro se shall be expected to be familiar with and follow the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure." 1

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