Baggett v. Spearman
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE;GRANTING MOTION FOR LEAVE TOPROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS. Habeas Answer or Dispositive Motion due by 4/10/2018.. Signed by Judge Vince Chhabria on 2/9/2018. The deputy clerk hereby certifies that on 2/9/2018 a copy of this order was served by sending it via first-class mail to the address of each non-CM/ECF user listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing. (knmS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/9/2018)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 17-cv-06805-VC (PR)
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE;
GRANTING MOTION FOR LEAVE TO
PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS
M. E. SPEARMAN,
Petitioner Geoffrey Baggett, a state inmate, filed this pro se petition for a writ of habeas
corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, challenging his 2014 conviction and sentence imposed in
the San Mateo County Superior Court. Baggett’s motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis
It does not appear from the face of the petition that it is clearly without merit. Therefore,
the Court hereby issues the following orders:
The Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy of this Order and the petition and all
attachments thereto upon Respondent and Respondent’s attorney, the Attorney General of the
State of California. The Clerk also shall serve a copy of this Order on Baggett at his current
No later than sixty days from the date of this Order, Respondent shall file with
this Court and serve upon Baggett an Answer conforming in all respects to Rule 5 of the Rules
Governing Section 2254 Cases, showing cause why a writ of habeas corpus should not be issued.
Respondent shall file with the Answer all portions of the state record that have been transcribed
previously and are relevant to a determination of the issues presented by the petition. If Baggett
wishes to respond to the Answer, he shall do so by filing a Traverse with the Court and serving it
on Respondent within thirty days of his receipt of the Answer. If he does not do so, the petition
will be deemed submitted and ready for decision on the date the Traverse is due.
No later than sixty days from the date of this Order, Respondent may file with this
Court and serve upon Baggett a motion to dismiss on procedural grounds in lieu of an Answer, as
set forth in the Advisory Committee Notes to Rule 4 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases.
If Respondent files such a motion, Baggett shall file with the Court and serve on Respondent an
opposition or statement of non-opposition to the motion within thirty days of receipt of the
motion, and Respondent shall file with the Court and serve on Baggett a reply within fourteen
days of receipt of an opposition.
It is Baggett’s responsibility to prosecute this case. He must keep the Court
informed of any change of address by filing a separate paper with the Clerk headed “Notice of
Change of Address,” and must comply with the Court's orders in a timely fashion. He also must
serve on Respondent’s counsel all communications with the Court by mailing a true copy of the
document to Respondent’s counsel.
Upon a showing of good cause, requests for a reasonable extension of time will be
granted provided they are filed on or before the deadline they seek to extend.
The motion to proceed in forma pauperis is granted.
This Order terminates docket number 4.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: February 9, 2018
United States District Judge
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