Sanders v. Williams et al
ORDER that 8 Motion to Combine Habeas Cases is DENIED. FURTHER ORDERED that respondents shall have 45 days from the date of this order to answer or otherwise respond to the habeas corpus petition. Signed by Judge James C. Mahan on 9/17/15. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MMM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
BRIAN WILLIAMS, SR., et al.,
Nevada prisoner Debaron Sanders initiated this habeas corpus action on November 25, 2014.
The court granted Sanders leave to proceed in forma pauperis on May 14, 2015 (ECF No. 5), and
ordered the petition served on respondents.
In the May 14, 2015, order, the court took judicial notice of the proceedings in case number
2:14-cv-01068-JAD-GWF in this court, another habeas action filed previously by Sanders. That
action was opened on June 30, 2014, but was dismissed without prejudice on July 2, 2014, on
account of the petitioner’s failure to pay the filing fee or submit a proper application to proceed
in forma pauperis. Petitioner filed a motion for reconsideration in that action, asking the court to
vacate the order dismissing the action. See Motion for Reconsideration, ECF No. 4 in case number
2:14-cv-01068-JAD-GWF. In order to prevent duplicative litigation, the court did not, in its May 14
order, require respondents to respond to the habeas petition in this action pending the court’s ruling
on the motion for reconsideration in case number 2:14-cv-01068-JAD-GWF.
The court denied the motion for reconsideration in case number 2:14-cv-01068-JAD-GWF
on September 8, 2015 (ECF No. 12). That action is closed.
Therefore, the court will now, in this action, set a schedule for respondents to respond to
Sanders’ habeas petition, and for other further proceedings.
On August 13, 2015, Sanders filed a “Motion to Combine Habeas Cases” (ECF No. 8),
requesting that this case be consolidated with case number 2:14-cv-01068-JAD-GWF. As case
number 2:14-cv-01068-JAD-GWF has now been dismissed, Sanders’ motion is moot, and it will be
denied on that basis.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that petitioner’s motion to combine habeas cases
(ECF No. 8) is DENIED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that respondents shall have 45 days from the date of this
order to answer or otherwise respond to the habeas corpus petition. If respondents file an answer,
petitioner shall then have 45 days to file a reply. If respondents file a motion to dismiss, petitioner
shall then have 45 days to file a response to the motion to dismiss, and then respondents shall have
20 days to file a reply in support of that motion.
Dated this _____ day of2015.
September 17, September, 2015.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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