Clark v. Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections et al
ORDER directing State to Respond, Attorney General of the State of Mississippi answer due 7/19/2022; Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections answer due 7/19/2022.. Signed by Magistrate Judge Roy Percy on 5/5/22. (jla)
Case: 3:22-cv-00076-MPM-RP Doc #: 4 Filed: 05/06/22 1 of 2 PageID #: 58
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
JOSHUA ERIC HAWK CLARK
COMMISSIONER OF THE MISSISSIPPI
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, ET AL
ORDER DIRECTING STATE TO RESPOND
Joshua Eric Hawk Clark has filed a petition for relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. It is
That no later than July 19, 2022, respondent, through Lynn Fitch, 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 second degree murder against
the petitioner in the Circuit Court of Itawamba 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
Lynn Fitch, Attorney General of the State of Mississippi, or her 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.
Case: 3:22-cv-00076-MPM-RP Doc #: 4 Filed: 05/06/22 2 of 2 PageID #: 59
Petitioner is warned that failure to keep this court informed of his current address could lead to
dismissal of his lawsuit.
SO ORDERED, this, the 5th day of May, 2022.
/s/ Roy Percy
UNITED STATES MAGITRATE JUDGE
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