Medina v. Jefferson County Courts, Colo.
ORDER to File Preliminary/Pre-Answer Response, by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 11/11/14. (morti, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-02894-BNB
NICK RAUL MEDINA,
JAMES FALK, Warden, and
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF COLORADO,
ORDER TO FILE PRELIMINARY/PRE-ANSWER RESPONSE
Applicant, Nick Raul Medina, is a prisoner in the custody of the Colorado
Department of Corrections who currently is incarcerated at the correctional facility in
Sterling, Colorado. Applicant has filed pro se an Application for a Writ of Habeas
Corpus Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 challenging his “SVP” designation.
As part of the preliminary consideration of the Application in this case, the Court
has determined that a limited Response is appropriate. Because it is not clear whether
the action is a challenge to the validity of Applicant’s conviction and sentence, which is
addressed in a § 2254 action, or a challenge to the execution of his sentence, which is
addressed in a § 2241 action, the Court will direct the Respondents to brief this issue.
Respondents also are directed pursuant to Rule 4 of the Rules Governing
Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts to address the affirmative
defenses of timeliness under 28 U.S.C. § 2244(d) and/or exhaustion of state court
remedies that apply to either § 2254 actions or § 2241 actions. If Respondents do not
intend to raise either of these affirmative defenses, Respondents must notify the Court
of that decision in the Response. Respondents may not file a dispositive motion as a
Preliminary or Pre-Answer Response, or an Answer, or otherwise address the merits of
the claims in response to this Order.
In support of the Response, Respondents should attach as exhibits all relevant
portions of the state court record, including but not limited to copies of all documents
demonstrating whether this action is filed in a timely manner and/or whether Applicant
has exhausted state court remedies.
Applicant may reply to the Response and provide any information that might be
relevant to the classification of this action and the one-year limitation period under 28
U.S.C. § 2244(d) and/or the exhaustion of state court remedies. Applicant also should
include information relevant to equitable tolling, specifically as to whether he has
pursued his claims diligently and whether some extraordinary circumstance prevented
him from filing a timely habeas action in this Court as is necessary in response to
Respondents’ briefing regarding the classification of this action. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that within twenty-one days from the date of this Order
Respondents shall file a Pre-Answer or Preliminary Response that complies with this
Order. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that within twenty-one days of the filing of the
Response Applicant may file a Reply, if he desires. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that if Respondents do not intend to raise either of the
affirmative defenses of timeliness or exhaustion of state court remedies, Respondents
must notify the Court of that decision in the Response.
Dated: November 11, 2014
BY THE COURT:
s/Boyd N. Boland
United States Magistrate Judge
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