Cepero v. Williams et al
ORDER Denying Petitioner's 10 Motion for Appointment of Counsel. Petitioner's 15 Motion for Consideration is Denied. Respondents' 13 Motion to Extend Time is Granted. Respondents have 45 days from the date of entry of this order to respond to the 1 Petition. Petitioner's 14 Motion to Strike is Denied as moot. Petitioner's 16 Motion to Correct Facts is Granted. Respondents' 17 Motion for Late Filing is Granted. Petitioner's 11 Motion requesting the court to direct the Nevada Department of Corrections to provide recordings is Denied without prejudice. Signed by Judge Richard F. Boulware, II on 1/9/2018. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - SLD)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
BRIAN WILLIAMS, et al.,
Case No. 2:16-cv-00204-RFB-NJK
Petitioner has filed a motion for appointment of counsel (ECF No. 10) and a motion for
consideration of his motion for appointment of counsel (ECF No. 15). The court sees no reason to
depart from its denials of petitioner’s earlier requests for appointment of counsel.
Respondents have filed a motion for extension of time (first request) (ECF No. 13). The
court grants this motion.
Petitioner’s motion to strike respondents’ response to the petition (ECF No. 14) is moot
because the court is granting respondents additional time to respond to the petition.
Petitioner has filed a motion to order the Nevada Department of Corrections to provide
recordings of telephone conversations between his attorney and himself (ECF No. 11). Petitioner
also has filed a motion to correct the state-court case number at issue in the motion to provide
recordings (ECF No. 16), which the court grants. Respondents have filed a motion for late filing of
a response to the motion to provide recordings (ECF No. 17), which the court grants, and a response
to petitioner’s two motions (ECF No. 19). The court accepts the representation of counsel for
respondents that the Nevada Department of Corrections has retrieved the records and phone
recordings that are available. However, petitioner’s motion to require the Nevada Department of
Corrections to provide those recordings is not yet ripe. Respondents note that they anticipate
moving to dismiss because the entire action is untimely and because most of petitioner’s grounds
are unexhausted. If the court agrees with respondents, then the request for the recordings is moot.
The court will deny petitioner’s motion to provide the recordings without prejudice. Petitioner can
renew the motion if the action survives a motion to dismiss.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that petitioner’s motion for appointment of counsel (ECF
No. 10) is DENIED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that petitioner’s motion for consideration (ECF No. 15) is
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED respondents’ motion for extension of time (first request) (ECF
No. 13) is GRANTED. Respondents will have forty-five (45) days from the date of entry of this
order to respond to the petition (ECF No. 1).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that petitioner’s motion to strike (ECF No. 14) is DENIED as
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that petitioner’s motion to correct facts (ECF No. 16) is
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that respondents’ motion for late filing (ECF No. 17) is
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that petitioner’s motion requesting the court to direct the
Nevada Department of Corrections to provide recordings (ECF No. 11) is DENIED without
DATED: January 9, 2018.
RICHARD F. BOULWARE, II
United States District Judge
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