Eldridge v. Berkebile
ORDER Directing Respondent To File Preliminary Response, by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 04/02/14. (nmarb, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-00478-BNB
CLINTON T. ELDRIDGE,
D. BERKEBILE, Warden,
ORDER DIRECTING RESPONDENT TO FILE PRELIMINARY RESPONSE
Applicant, Clinton T. Eldridge, is a prisoner in the custody of the Federal Bureau
of Prisons who currently is incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary, Administrative
Maximum, in Florence, Colorado.
As part of the preliminary consideration in this case of the final amended
Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 filed on March
27, 2014 (ECF No. 19), and pursuant to Redmon v. Wiley, 550 F. Supp. 2d 1275 (D.
Colo. 2008), the Court has determined that a limited Preliminary Response is
appropriate. Respondent is directed pursuant to Rule 4 of the Rules Governing Section
2254 Cases in the United States District Courts to file a Preliminary Response limited to
addressing the affirmative defense of exhaustion of administrative remedies. If
Respondent does not intend to raise this affirmative defense, Respondent must notify
the Court of that decision in the Preliminary Response. Respondent may not file a
dispositive motion as a Preliminary Response, or an Answer, or otherwise address the
merits of the claims in response to this Order.
In support of the Preliminary Response, Respondent should attach as exhibits
copies of any administrative grievances Applicant has filed raising the issues asserted in
the Application, as well as any responses to those grievances. Applicant may reply to
the Preliminary Response and provide any information that might be relevant to his
efforts to exhaust administrative remedies.
Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that within twenty-one (21) days from the date of this Order
Respondent shall file a Preliminary Response that complies with this Order. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that within twenty-one (21) days of the filing of the
Preliminary Response Applicant may file a Reply, if he desires. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that if Respondent does not intend to raise the affirmative
defense of exhaustion of administrative remedies, Respondent must notify the Court of
that decision in the Preliminary Response.
DATED April 2, 2014, at Denver, Colorado.
BY THE COURT:
s/Boyd N. Boland
United States Magistrate Judge
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