Taylor v. Rasco et al
ORDER DIRECTING State to Respond re 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by Christopher R. Taylor, Desoto County Facility Director. Answer due 8/18/2021; Desoto County Sheriff answer due 8/18/2021; Bill Rasco answer due 8/18/2021; Chad Wicker answer due 8/18/2021. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden on 6/4/2021. (cb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
CHRISTOPHER R. TAYLOR
BILL RASCO, ET AL
ORDER DIRECTING STATE TO RESPOND
Christopher R. Taylor has filed a petition for relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2241. It is ORDERED:
That no later than August 18, 2021, respondent, through the Attorney General of the State of
Mississippi, file an answer to this action, along with full and complete transcripts of all proceedings in
the state courts of Mississippi arising from the charge of a simple assault against the petitioner in the
Circuit Court of Desoto County, Mississippi (to the extent such are relevant to the State’s response).
That 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.
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 the
Attorney General of the State of Mississippi, or 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 lead to
dismissal of this lawsuit.
SO ORDERED, this, the 4th day of June, 2021.
/s/ Jane M. Virden
UNITED STATES MAGITRATE JUDGE
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