Downing v. Williams et al

Filing 6

ORDER that petitioners motion for relief from judgment 5 is DENIED. The clerk of the court shall file the petition. Respondents shall have 45 days to answer or otherwise respond to the petition. If respondents file and serve an answer, then they s hall comply with Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts, and then petitioner shall have 45 days to file a reply. Signed by Judge Kent J. Dawson on 10/5/10. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - ECS)

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Downing v. Williams et al Doc. 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Petitioner has submitted a motion for relief from judgment (#5). Although the court did not enter a final judgment in this action, it did dismiss two grounds before directing respondents to file an answer or other response. The court determines that the motion (#5) is without merit and denies it. Regarding the dismissal of ground 1, petitioner continues to argue that the state is required to award him credits toward an earlier release for performance of work even though he has not performed any work. Petitioner's contention is without merit for the reasons stated in the court's earlier order (#4). Regarding the dismissal of ground 2, petitioner continues to argue that the accrual of his good-time credits is governed by Nev. Rev. Stat. 209.4465. This court, and the state courts, have explained to petitioner that 209.4465 applies to crimes committed on or after July 17, 1997. Petitioner committed his crimes in 1993 and earlier, and thus 209.4465 does not apply to him. Although the court has dismissed two grounds from the petition, one ground does remain, and respondents will need to respond to it. vs. BRIAN E. WILLIAMS, et al., Respondents. CURTIS LUNDY DOWNING, Petitioner, Case No. 2:10-CV-00833-KJD-(LRL) ORDER UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that petitioner's motion for relief from judgment (#5) is DENIED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the clerk of the court shall file the petition. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that respondents shall have forty-five (45) days from the date of entry of this order to answer or otherwise respond to the petition. If respondents file and serve an answer, then they shall comply with Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts, and then petitioner shall have forty-five (45) days from the date on which the answer is served to file a reply. DATED: October 5, 2010 _________________________________ KENT J. DAWSON United States District Judge -2-

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