Willis v. Hobbs

Filing 7

ORDER directing the Petitioner to file a Reply to 6 Response to Habeas Petition, filed by Ray Hobbs on or before 04/02/2012. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 03/02/2012. (kcs)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION CARL EDWARD WILLIS ADC #134185 V. PETITIONER 5:12cv00045 JLH-JTR RAY HOBBS, Director, Arkansas Department of Correction RESPONDENT ORDER Respondent has filed a Response (docket entry #6) arguing that Petitioner’s 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas claims are barred by the one-year statute of limitations, are procedurally defaulted due to Petitioner’s failure to properly raise them in state court, or do not state a claim for federal habeas relief. 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 April 2, 2012, a Reply addressing the arguments for dismissal raised in the Response. DATED THIS 2nd DAY OF March, 2012. ____________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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