Azcarate v. Williams et al
ORDER. IT IS ORDERED that the clerk of the court file the petition. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that 2 petitioner's motion for appointment of counsel is GRANTED. The FPD is provisionally appointed to represent petitioner. IT IS FURTHER OR DERED 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 FPD a copy of the petition and a copy of this order. See Order for details/deadlines. Signed by Judge Richard F. Boulware, II on 10/24/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MR)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
RAY ANTONIO AZCARATE,
BRIAN WILLIAMS, et al.,
Case No. 2:17-cv-02190-RFB-GWF
Petitioner has paid the filing fee. He has also submitted 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).
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 this
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 the hard copy of any electronically filed exhibits shall be
forwarded—for this case—to the staff attorneys in Las Vegas.
DATED: October 24, 2017
RICHARD F. BOULWARE, II
United States District Judge
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