Strong v. Watson
ORDER GRANTING PETITIONER'S MOTION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS AND DIRECTING STATE TO RESPOND; T. J. Watson answer due 1/2/2020. Signed by Magistrate Judge David A. Sanders on 10/4/19. (jla)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
WARDEN T.J. WATSON, ET AL.
ORDER GRANTING PETITIONER’S MOTION
TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS AND
DIRECTING STATE TO RESPOND
Anthony Strong has filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 and
seeks to proceed in forma pauperis. It is ORDERED:
1. That the petitioner’s application for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED.
2. No later than January 2, 2020, the respondent, through the Attorney General of the State of
Mississippi, must file his answer to this petition, along with full transcripts of all proceedings in the
state courts of Mississippi arising from the charge of aggravated assault against petitioner in the
Circuit Court of Monroe County, Mississippi (to the extent such transcripts are relevant to the State’s
3. Within 14 days of service upon him of a copy of respondent’s answer, petitioner may file
his traverse or reply to the allegations contained in such answer.
4. The clerk of this court will serve by email (Return Receipt, High Importance) a copy of
the petition, this order, acknowledgment of service of process form, and any other initial filings, upon
Jim Hood, Attorney General of the State of Mississippi, or his lawful successor, to Assistant Attorneys
General Jerrolyn Owens and Bridgette Grant. The respondent must electronically file the completed
acknowledgment of service of process form upon receipt.
Petitioner is warned that failure to keep this court informed of his current address could also
lead to dismissal of his lawsuit.
SO ORDERED, this, the 4th day of October, 2019.
/s/ David A. Sanders
DAVID A. SANDERS
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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