Maggett v. Middlebrooks et al
ORDER GRANTING MOTION to Proceed in forma pauperis and DIRECTING State to Respond, Jim Hood answer due 12/23/2019; Ladell Maggett answer due 12/23/2019.. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden on 10/7/19. (jla)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
SCOTT MIDDLEBROOKS, ET AL.
ORDER GRANTING PETITIONER’S MOTION
TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS AND
DIRECTING STATE TO RESPOND
Ladell Maggett 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 December 23, 2019, 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 capital murder and felon in possession of a
firearm against petitioner in the Circuit Court of Bolivar County, Mississippi (to the extent such
transcripts are relevant to the State’s response).
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 7th day of October, 2019.
/s/ Jane M. Virden
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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