Green v. McDaniel et al
ORDER Petitioner shall have 30 days to file amended petition to correct deficiencies in attached order. Clerk shall send petitioner two copies of 2254 petition form with instructions and two copies of 16 amended petition submitted (sent 4/4/13). Signed by Judge Howard D. McKibben on 4/3/13. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JC)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
JAMES HENRY GREEN,
ELDON K. MCDANIEL, et al.,
This habeas action comes before the Court for initial review of the amended petition
(#16) under Rule 4 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases.
Petitioner has presented his amended petition in three “sections” that each constitute
a separate pleading, with a separate caption and signature block, but with three grounds each
per “section,” numbered as Ground 1 through Ground 9. Even if the Court were to overlook
the unorthodox manner in which petitioner has presented the amended grounds, the third
“section” is not signed. Given that petitioner must correct the failure to sign, he will be
directed to file one single amended petition containing all of his grounds in one pleading.
Petitioner need not rewrite the entire amended petition. Petitioner may use copies of
some of the prior pages by assembling the following materials into a single amended petition
in the following fashion: (1) new pages 1-2; (2) a copy of Grounds 1 through 3 with the
exhaustion-inquiry pages; (3) a copy of Grounds 4 through 6 with the exhaustion-inquiry
pages; (4) a copy of Grounds 7 through 9 with the exhaustion-inquiry pages; and (5) a new
signature page with both the petition and the declaration signed.
IT THEREFORE IS ORDERED that petitioner shall have thirty (30) days within which
to file an amended petition that corrects the deficiencies identified in this order.
IT FURTHER IS ORDERED that petitioner shall clearly title any amended petition filed
in response to this order as an amended petition by placing the word "AMENDED"
immediately above "Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus" on page 1 in the caption and shall
place the docket number, 3:11-cv-00161-HDM-VPC, above the word "AMENDED." Under
Local Rule LR 15-1, the amended petition must be complete in itself without reference to
previously filed papers. Thus, the claims and allegations that are stated in the amended
petition will be the only matters remaining before the Court. Any claims or allegations that are
left out of the amended petition or that are not re-alleged therein no longer will be before the
The Clerk of Court shall send petitioner two copies of a noncapital Section 2254
petition form together with one copy of the instructions for same along with two copies of all
three sections of the amended petition that he submitted.
DATED: April 3, 2013.
HOWARD D. MCKIBBEN
United States District Judge
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