ESPOSITO (DEATH PENALTY) v. HUMPHREY
ORDER for Respondent to File Responsive Pleading re: 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by JOHN ANTHONY ESPOSITO. Ordered by Judge C. Ashley Royal on 5/18/12. (lap)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
JOHN ANTHONY ESPOSITO,
CARL HUMPHREY, Warden,
CIVIL ACTION NO.: 5:12-CV-163 (CAR)
Petitioner JOHN ANTHONY ESPOSITO has filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
by a Person in State Custody.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254
Cases in the United States District Courts (hereinafter “Rule 5”), Respondent file an answer in
writing to the allegations of the petition. This answer is to be filed with the Clerk of this Court
within thirty (30) days after service of this Order.
This answer is to conform to the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States
District Courts and, specifically, in accordance with Rule 5, “[t]he answer must address the
allegations in the petition. In addition, it must state whether any claim in the petition is barred by
a failure to exhaust state remedies, a procedural bar, non-retroactivity, or a statute of limitations.”
Additionally, the answer is to include the records required by Rule 5, including all relevant
transcripts (of pretrial, trial, sentencing, and post-conviction proceedings); pleadings; briefs
required by Rule 5 (c)-(d); and decisions of the various courts required by Rule 5(d).
Within fifteen (15) days of the filing of the answer and records required by Rule 5, the Court
ORDERS Petitioner to file a reply in accordance with Rule 5(e). This reply shall respond to any
and all of Respondent’s assertions; including those of lack of exhaustion and procedural default.
SO ORDERED, this 18th day of May, 2012.
S/ C. Ashley Royal
C. ASHLEY ROYAL, JUDGE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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