Mitchell v. Johnson et al
ORDERED that respondent file a response and to show cause why relief should not be granted. Glen Johnson (Attorney General) answer due 4/15/2018. Signed by Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith on 2/14/18. (Attachments: # 1 Gen Order - Dec 3, 2015) (wwp)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
Milton Mitchell petitions this Court for a writ of habeas corpus
under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Doc. 1. That petition was denied as untimely on
initial screening, docs. 5 & 7, but remanded upon appeal for further
development of the record. Doc. 12 (mandate of the Eleventh Circuit).
Beginning December 1, 2015, the Attorney General for the State of
Georgia has agreed to accept electronic service of § 2254 petitions on
behalf of respondents, effective upon the entry of an Order directing a
response to the petition. See MC415-022 (General Order entered Dec. 3,
2015, with attached Memorandum of Understanding between this Court
and the Georgia Attorney General accepting electronic service of § 2254
Pursuant to that agreement, the Court hereby ORDERS the
respondent to file a response and to show cause why the relief sought
should not be granted within 60 days after service of this Order. The
answer shall conform to the requirements of Rule 5 of the Rules
Governing § 2254 Cases in the United States District Court. Respondent
shall furnish with the answer a copy of any trial transcripts, the
transcripts of any state habeas corpus proceedings and orders of the state
court denying the writ, and, if the petition appealed from the judgment
of conviction or from an adverse judgment or order in a post-conviction
proceeding, a copy of all appellate briefs and of the opinion of the
appellate court, if any.
SO ORDERED this
day of February, 2018.
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