Ocegueda v. Nevens
ORDER granting 2 Motion to Appoint FPD Counsel; denying 4 Motion for Transcripts. The Clerk shall file the petition. The Federal Public Defender shall have thirty (30) days from the date that this order is entered to undertake direct repres entation of petitioner. FURTHER ORDERED that respondents' counsel shall enter a notice of appearance within twenty (20) days of entry of this order. FURTHER ORDERED that any exhibits filed by the parties shall be filed with a separate index of exhibits identifying the exhibits by number or letter. Signed by Judge Andrew P. Gordon on 8/16/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF, cc: FPD, NV Atty General - JM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
WARDEN NEVENS, et al.,
Case No. 2:17-cv-00267-APG-GWF
Petitioner has paid the filing fee. She has filed a motion for appointment of counsel (ECF
No. 2). Petitioner is unable to afford counsel, and the issues presented warrant the appointment of
counsel. See 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(a)(2)(B).
Petitioner also has filed a motion for transcripts at state expense (ECF No. 4). This motion
is moot because the court is appointing counsel. Counsel will obtain the parts of the state-court
record that counsel determines are necessary for this action.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the clerk of the court file the petition.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that petitioner’s motion for appointment of counsel (ECF No.
2) is GRANTED. The Federal Public Defender is provisionally appointed to represent petitioner.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Federal Public Defender shall have thirty (30) days
from the date that this order is entered to undertake direct representation of petitioner or to indicate
to the court his inability to represent petitioner in these proceedings. If the Federal Public Defender
does undertake representation of petitioner, he shall then have sixty (60) days to file an amended
petition for a writ of habeas corpus. If the Federal Public Defender is unable to represent petitioner,
then the court shall appoint alternate counsel.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that neither the foregoing deadline nor any extension thereof
signifies or will signify any implied finding of a basis for tolling during the time period established.
Petitioner at all times remains responsible for calculating the running of the federal limitation
period under 28 U.S.C. § 2244(d)(1) and timely asserting claims.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the clerk shall add Adam Paul Laxalt, Attorney General
for the State of Nevada, as counsel for respondents.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the clerk shall electronically serve both the Attorney
General of the State of Nevada and the Federal Public Defender a copy of the petition and a copy of
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that respondents’ counsel shall enter a notice of appearance
within twenty (20) days of entry of this order, but no further response shall be required from
respondents until further order of the court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that any exhibits filed by the parties shall be filed with a
separate index of exhibits identifying the exhibits by number or letter. The CM/ECF attachments
that are filed further shall be identified by the number or numbers (or letter or letters) of the exhibits
in the attachment. The hard copy of any additional state court record exhibits shall be
forwarded—for this case—to the staff attorneys in Las Vegas.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the motion for transcripts at state expense (ECF No. 4) is
DENIED as moot.
DATED: August 16, 2017.
ANDREW P. GORDON
United States District Judge
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