Butler v. Hobbs
ORDER directing the Petitioner to file a Reply, addressing the arguments raised in the Response 14 on or before 8/9/2013; denying 10 Petitioner's Motion for Default Judgment. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 07/16/2013. (kcs) (Docket entry modified on 7/16/2013 to correct the linkage.) (thd).
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
JAMES E. BUTLER
RAY HOBBS, Director,
Arkansas Department of Correction
Respondent has filed a Response (docket entry #14) arguing that Petitioner’s
habeas claims are: (1) untimely; (2) procedurally defaulted; and (3) fail on the
merits.1 The Court concludes that a Reply would be helpful to the resolution of this
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
Petitioner shall file a Reply, addressing the arguments raised in the
Response (docket entry #14), on or before August 9, 2013.
Petitioner’s Motion for Default Judgment (docket entry #10) is
Prior to the filing of the Response, Petitioner filed a Motion requesting a default judgment and “contempt
of court.” (Docket entry #10). However, Petitioner overlooks the fact that the Response was timely filed pursuant to
a Court-ordered extension. (Docket entries #9 and #13).
Dated this 16th day of July, 2013.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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