Trotter v. Berghuis
ORDER granting 16 Motion to lift stay. Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (DPer)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Civil No. 2:13-cv-14824
Honorable Denise Page Hood
ORDER GRANTING PETITIONER’S MOTION TO LIFT STAY [Dkt. 16]
Gregory Trotter, a state prisoner, filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. On April 4, 2014, this Court entered an opinion and
order holding the case in abeyance so that Petitioner could exhaust his state court
remedies. The Court also administratively closed the case. Petitioner has now filed
a motion to reopen the case.
Federal courts have the power to order that a habeas petition be reinstated upon
timely request by a habeas petitioner. See e.g. Rodriguez v. Jones, 625 F. Supp. 2d
552, 559 (E.D. Mich. 2009). Because Petitioner asserts that he has now exhausted his
The caption is amended to reflect the current Warden of Petitioner’s
correctional facility. See Edwards v. Johns, 450 F. Supp. 2d 755, 757 (E.D. Mich.
2006); See also 28 U.S.C. foll. § 2254, Rule 2(a).
state court remedies and complied with this Court’s order granting the stay, his
petition is now ripe for consideration. Accordingly, the Court will order that the case
IT IS ORDERED that the petition for a writ of habeas corpus is reinstated to
the Court’s active docket.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy
of the amended petition [Dkts. 20, 22] on the Attorney General for the State of
Michigan, Appellate Division.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Respondent shall file a responsive
pleading and the Rule 5 materials within sixty (60) days of this order.
S/Denise Page Hood
Denise Page Hood
Chief Judge, United States District Court
Dated: February 8, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon counsel of
record on February 8, 2017, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
S/LaShawn R. Saulsberry
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