Nichols v. Hobbs

Filing 12

ORDER directing the Petitioner to file, on or before 3/6/2014, a Reply addressing the arguments for dismissal raised in 11 Response to Habeas Petition filed by Ray Hobbs. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 02/07/2014. (kcs)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION JOHNNY LEE NICHOLS ADC #115100 V. PETITIONER NO. 5:13CV00357 KGB/JTR RAY HOBBS, Director, Arkansas Department of Correction RESPONDENT ORDER Respondent has filed a Response arguing that Petitioner’s 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas claims should be dismissed because they: (1) are not cognizable in a habeas action; (2) are barred by the one-year statute of limitations; and (3) are procedurally barred from federal review due to Petitioner’s failure to seek proper review of them in the state courts. Doc. #11. 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 March 6, 2014, a Reply addressing the arguments for dismissal raised in the Response. DATED THIS 7th DAY OF February, 2014. ____________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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