Ottinger v. Gilley et al

Filing 2

Order Requiring Response to Petition (28 U.S.C. § 2254). Respondent must file a motion to dismiss no later than 7/11/2022. If Respondent files a motion to dismiss, Petitioner must file his opposition, if any, to the motion no later than 8/1 1/2022. Respondent must file and serve an answer to the Petition no later than 7/11/2022. Petitioner may file a traverse to matters raised in the answer no later than 8/11/2022. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael S. Berg on 5/10/2022. (All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service) (tcf)

Download PDF
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 MICHAEL OTTINGER, Case No.: 22cv0633-JLS (MSB) Petitioner, 12 13 14 ORDER REQUIRING RESPONSE TO PETITION (28 U.S.C. § 2254) v. GILLEY, Warden, et al., Respondents. 15 16 17 Petitioner has filed a Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus (“Petition”) pursuant to 18 28 U.S.C. § 2254. In accordance with Rule 4 of the rules governing petitions for a writ of 19 habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, and upon a preliminary review of the Petition, 20 IT IS ORDERED that: 21 1. The Clerk of this Court must promptly (a) serve a copy of the Petition and a 22 copy of this Order on the Attorney General for the State of California, or his authorized 23 agent; and (b) serve a copy of this Order on Petitioner. 24 2. Respondent must file a “Notice of Appearance” no later than May 30, 2022. 25 3. If Respondent contends the Petition can be decided without the Court’s 26 reaching the merits of Petitioner’s claims (e.g., because Respondent contends Petitioner 27 has failed to exhaust any state remedies as to any ground for relief alleged in the Petition, 28 or that the Petition is barred by the statute of limitations, or that the Petition is subject to 1 22cv0633-JLS (MSB) 1 dismissal under Rule 9 of the Rules Governing § 2254 Cases, or that all of the claims are 2 procedurally defaulted, or that Petitioner is not in custody), Respondent must file a motion 3 to dismiss pursuant to Rule 4 of the Rules Governing § 2254 Cases no later than July 11, 4 2022. The motion to dismiss must not address the merits of Petitioner’s claims, but rather 5 must address all grounds upon which Respondent contends dismissal without reaching the 6 merits of Petitioner’s claims is warranted. 1 At the time the motion to dismiss is filed, 7 Respondent must lodge with the Court all records bearing on Respondent’s contention in 8 this regard. A hearing date is not required for the motion to dismiss. 9 4. If Respondent files a motion to dismiss, Petitioner must file his opposition, if 10 any, to the motion no later than August 11, 2022. At the time the opposition is filed, 11 Petitioner must lodge with the Court any records not lodged by Respondent which 12 Petitioner believes may be relevant to the Court’s determination of the motion. 13 5. Unless the Court orders otherwise, Respondent must not file a reply to 14 Petitioner’s opposition to a motion to dismiss. If the motion is denied, the Court will afford 15 Respondent adequate time to respond to Petitioner’s claims on the merits. 16 6. If Respondent does not contend that the Petition can be decided without the 17 Court reaching the merits of Petitioner’s claims, Respondent must file and serve an answer 18 to the Petition, and a memorandum of points and authorities in support of such answer, 19 pursuant to Rule 5 of the Rules Governing § 2254 Cases no later than July 11, 2022. At 20 the time the answer is filed, Respondent must lodge with the Court all records bearing on 21 the merits of Petitioner’s claims. The lodgments must be accompanied by a notice of 22 lodgment which must be captioned “Notice of Lodgment in 28 U.S.C. § 2254 Habeas 23 Corpus Case — To Be Sent to Clerk’s Office.” Respondent must not combine separate 24 pleadings, orders or other items into a combined lodgment entry. Each item must be 25 numbered separately and sequentially. 26 27 28 1 If Respondent contends Petitioner has failed to exhaust any state remedies as to any ground for relief alleged in the Petition, the motion to dismiss must also specify the state remedies still available to Petitioner. 2 22cv0633-JLS (MSB) 1 7. Petitioner may file a traverse to matters raised in the answer no later than 2 August 11, 2022. Any traverse by Petitioner (a) must state whether Petitioner admits or 3 denies each allegation of fact contained in the answer; (b) must be limited to facts or 4 arguments responsive to matters raised in the answer; and (c) must not raise new grounds 5 for relief that were not asserted in the Petition. Grounds for relief withheld until the 6 traverse will not be considered. No traverse can exceed ten (10) pages in length absent 7 advance leave of Court for good cause shown. 8 8. A request by a party for an extension of time within which to file any of the 9 pleadings required by this Order must be made at least seven (7) days in advance of the 10 due date of the pleading, and the Court will grant such a request only upon a showing of 11 good cause. Any such request must be accompanied by a declaration under penalty of 12 perjury explaining why an extension of time is necessary. 13 9. Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, this case will be deemed submitted on 14 the day following the date Petitioner’s opposition to a motion to dismiss and/or his traverse 15 is due. 16 10. Every document delivered to the Court must include a certificate of service 17 attesting that a copy of such document was served on opposing counsel (or on the opposing 18 party, if such party is not represented by counsel). Any document delivered to the Court 19 without a certificate of service will be returned to the submitting party and will be 20 disregarded by the Court. 21 11. Petitioner must immediately notify the Court and counsel for Respondent of 22 any change of Petitioner’s address. If Petitioner fails to keep the Court informed of where 23 Petitioner may be contacted, this action will be subject to dismissal for failure to prosecute. 24 25 26 27 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: May 10, 2022 Hon. Michael S. Berg United States Magistrate Judge 28 3 22cv0633-JLS (MSB)

Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.


Why Is My Information Online?