Schachter v. Gentry et al
ORDER that 1 Motion/Application for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED. The Clerk shall file the petition, add Adam Paul Laxalt as counsel for respondents, serve a copy of the petition and this order upon respondents, and send a copy of the petition to the petitioner. FURTHER ORDERED that respondents will have 45 days from the date on which the petition was served to answer or otherwise respond to the petition. FURTHER ORDERED that the hard copy of any electronically filed exhibits must be forwarded -- for this case -- to the staff attorneys in Las Vegas. Signed by Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey on 10/18/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MMM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Marc Paul Schachter,
Jo Gentry, et al.,
[ECF No. 1, 1-1]
Petitioner Marc Paul Schachter is serving a sentence of 5–20 years after he
was convicted in state court for attempted robbery of a Walmart and deemed a
habitual criminal. He applies to proceed in forma pauperis1 and petitions for a writ
of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. I find that Schachter is unable to pay the
I have also reviewed Schachter’s petition under Rule 4 of the Rules
Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts, and I will serve
the petition upon respondents for a response. I note, however, that the petition has
two irregularities: page 7 is a duplicate of page 5, and page 6 should be read after
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the application to proceed in
forma pauperis [ECF No. 1] is GRANTED. Schachter NEED NOT PAY the $5.00
The Clerk of Court is directed to DETACH and FILE the petition for a writ
of habeas corpus [ECF No. 1-1]. The Clerk of Court is also directed to ADD Adam
Paul Laxalt, Attorney General for the State of Nevada, as counsel for respondents
ECF No. 1.
I refer to the page numbers generated by CM/ECF.
and electronically SERVE upon respondents a copy of the petition and this order.
Finally, the Clerk of Court is directed to RETURN to petitioner a copy of the
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that respondents will have 45 days from the
date on which the petition was served to answer or otherwise respond to the
petition. Respondents must raise all potential affirmative defenses in the initial
responsive pleading, including untimeliness, lack of exhaustion, and procedural
default. Successive motions to dismiss will not be entertained. If respondents file
and serve an answer, then they must comply with Rule 5 of the Rules Governing
Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts, and then Schachter will
have 45 days from the date on which the answer is served to file a reply. If
respondents file a motion, then the briefing schedule of Local Rule LR 7-2 will
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the hard copy of any electronically filed
exhibits must be forwarded—for this case—to the staff attorneys in Las Vegas.
DATED: October 18, 2017.
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Jennifer A. Dorsey
ennifer A Dorsey
United States District Judge
United States District J
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