Rhodes v. Hobbs

Filing 18

ORDER directing the Petitioner to file on or before 7/25/2012, a Reply addressing the arguments raised in the 16 Response to Habeas Petition filed by Ray Hobbs. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 06/25/2012. (kcs)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION TILTON RHODES, SR. ADC #136970 V. PETITIONER NO. 5:11cv00317 JMM-JTR RAY HOBBS, Director, Arkansas Department of Correction RESPONDENT ORDER Respondent has filed a Response (docket entry #16) arguing that Petitioner’s 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas claims are procedurally defaulted due to Petitioner’s failure to properly raise them in state court, are without merit, or were reasonably adjudicated by the state courts. A Reply to the Response would be helpful to resolution of this action. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT Petitioner is directed to file, on or before July 25, 2012, a Reply addressing the arguments for dismissal raised in the Response. DATED THIS 25th DAY OF June, 2012. ____________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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