Parker v. Secretary, Department of Corrections et al
ORDER directing Mr. Parker to file a notice clarifying 48 Reply---whether Mr. Parker concedes that Grounds One through Six warrant no relief and whether Mr. Parker will proceed solely on Ground Seven. Signed by Judge William F. Jung on 11/13/2023. (CCB)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
JERRY L. PARKER,
This matter is before the Court on review of the file. Mr. Parker raised seven grounds
in his petition for the writ of habeas corpus (See Doc. 1). However, in his reply he makes
argument solely in support of Ground Seven and appears to concede Grounds One through
Six are procedurally barred from review or lack merit (See Doc. 48). 1 Accordingly, by
November 20, 2023, Mr. Parker must file a notice clarifying whether he concedes Grounds
One through Six warrant no relief and will proceed solely on Ground Seven.
ORDERED in Tampa, Florida on November 13, 2023.
Copies to: Counsel of Record
In his reply, Mr. Parker states “While Parker raised several grounds in support of his habeas
petition, he acknowledges that certain of these issues were not exhausted or are not cognizable in
these proceedings. Ground Seven [Ground 2(b)] of Parker’s 2254 Petition asserted that his counsel
performed ineffectively by failing to preserve Parker’s objection to the State’s closing argument, Doc.
1 at 27-33. This issue was exhausted in state court, Doc. 45 Ex. 11 at 22-28; Ex. 15 at 17-19, and, for
the reasons discussed below, has merit.” (Doc. 48, footnote on p. 1).
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