Chae v. Houston
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER that Respondent shall have until 5/17/10, in which to file an amended answer and/or brief on the merits of petitioner's Claim Three. To the extent the objection seeks any other relief, it is denied. No later than 6/16/2010, petitioner shall file his response to respondent's brief on the merits of the petition, as amended. Ordered by Senior Judge Lyle E. Strom. (Copy mailed to pro se party) (JSF)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA BONG H. CHAE, ) ) Petitioner, ) ) v. ) ) ROBERT HOUSTON, Director of ) Department of Correctional ) Services, ) ) Respondent. ) ______________________________)
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on respondent's objection to the Court's April 15, 2010, memorandum and order (Filing No. 20). In his objection, respondent states that he
"was never served" with petitioner's motion to reconsider order and that he has no "record of it being electronically sent to" him. (Id.) On December 2, 2009, the Court entered an order
summarizing petitioner's claims and progressing this matter (Filing No. 6). The clerk of the court sent a copy of that order (Id.)
to the Nebraska Attorney General's office via U.S. Mail.
Petitioner filed his motion to reconsider order on December 17, 2009 (Filing No. 7). At the time of petitioner's
filing, no attorney had filed an appearance or any other document on behalf of respondent, and petitioner therefore had no information regarding who to serve. (See Docket Sheet.)
However, the Court's records show that an ECF notification of the motion to reconsider order was sent to "Jon C. Bruning" at the
email addresses "email@example.com" and "firstname.lastname@example.org." (Filing No. 7.) Approximately one
month later, counsel for respondent filed state court records, but apparently did not review the docket sheet to determine if any motions had been filed prior to her appearance. Regardless,
respondent's objection does not seek any relief, other than "clarification" regarding "whether he is to file an amended answer and brief" to the re-stated Claim Three (Filing No. 20). The Court cannot advise respondent regarding whether he should amend his filings in this matter. However, the Court will
provide respondent with 30 days in which to amend his filings if he so chooses. The deadline for petitioner's response will also Accordingly,
be extended 30 days.
IT IS ORDERED: 1. Respondent shall have until May 17, 2010, in which
to file an amended answer and/or brief on the merits of petitioner's Claim Three. In the event that respondent elects
not to file an amended answer and/or brief by that date, the Court will consider the answer and brief already on file. extent the objection seeks any other relief, it is denied. To the
No later than June 16, 2010, petitioner shall file
his response to respondent's brief on the merits of the petition, as amended. DATED this 16th day of April, 2010. BY THE COURT: /s/ Lyle E. Strom ____________________________ LYLE E. STROM, Senior Judge United States District Court
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