Hammons v. Williams et al

Filing 79

ORDER denying 66 Motion for Order to Show Cause.; granting 68 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages.; granting 70 Motion for Waiver of Electronic Filing.; granting 71 Motion to Seal.; granting 76 Motion to Extend Time re 31 Amended Petition, Replies due by 3/10/2017. Signed by Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey on 2/10/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JM)

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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 3 4 Benny Hammons, 5 Petitioner 6 v. 7 Brian Williams, et al., 2:14-cv-01902-JAD-GWF 8 Order [ECF Nos. 66, 68, 70, 71, 76] Respondents 9 10 Section 2254 petitioner Benny Hammons moves for an extension of time to file his reply to 11 respondents’ answer and respondents have filed two motions for partial waiver of this court’s local 12 rules and to seal an exhibit to their answer. I grant Hammons’s request for an extension and 13 respondents’ motions. 14 Respondents seek leave to file an answer in excess of the page limit and a waiver of Local 15 Rules IA 10-3(e), which requires the cover page of each filed exhibit to include a description of the 16 exhibit,1 representing that adding descriptors to the cover pages of 130 exhibits in this action is 17 unduly burdensome. Because of the large number of exhibits in this case, I waive Local Rule IA 10- 18 3(e)’s cover-page requirement for both parties. 19 Respondents also seek a waiver of LR 10-3(i), which requires paper courtesy copies of 20 exhibits exceeding 100 pages. Because respondents have already filed about 120 of the exhibits in 21 this case and there are only approximately ten exhibits that respondents filed in support of their 22 answer, I grant respondents’ request. Because of the size of the record in this case, I also find good 23 cause to grant respondents’ motion to file an answer in excess of 24 pages.2 24 25 26 27 28 1 ECF No. 70. 2 ECF No. 68. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Conclusion Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Hammons’s motion for order to show cause why respondents did not file an answer [ECF No. 66] is DENIED as moot. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that respondents’ motions for partial waiver of local rules [ECF Nos. 68, 70] are GRANTED consistent with this order. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that respondents’ motion to seal exhibits [ECF No. 71] is 7 GRANTED, and Hammons’s motion for extension of time to file his reply to the answer [ECF No. 8 75] is GRANTED. Hammons’s reply is due by March 10, 2017. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Dated this 10th day of February, 2017. _________________________________ _____________________ _ _______ __ _ Jennifer A. Dorsey nnife A Dorsey fe fe er rs United States District Judge nited States d at ct ud ct Judge

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