Rodas v. Filson et al
ORDER that Ground One of ECF No. 8 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is dismissed; clerk directed to e-serve ECF No. 8 Petition and a copy of this order on the respondents (e-service on 1/10/18); clerk directed to add NV AG as counsel for respon dents; respondents' notice of appearance and answer/response due by 3/11/2018; petitioner will have 60 days from service of answer/response to file a reply or opposition; any additional state court record exhibits filed herein; hard copies of all exhibits in this case must be sent to Reno Staff Attorney. See Order for further details and instructions. Signed by Judge Miranda M. Du on 1/10/2018. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - LH)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Case No. 3:16-cv-00546-MMD-VPC
TIMOTHY FILSON, et. al,
This action is a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254,
by Jesus Rodas, a Nevada prisoner. By a previous order, petitioner was informed that
Ground One of his petition failed to satisfy the pleading standards applicable to federal
habeas proceedings. (ECF No. 7.) Petitioner was provided an opportunity to amend his
petition to correct that deficiency and to add any additional habeas claims of which he is
Petitioner has failed to avail himself of that opportunity. Thus, Ground One of his
petition will be dismissed. The petition will now be served upon the respondents, who
must respond in the time and manner described below.
It is therefore ordered that Ground One of the petition for writ of habeas corpus
(ECF No. 8) is dismissed for failure to state a cognizable habeas claim.
It is further ordered that the Clerk of the Court electronically serve the petition (ECF
No. 8) and a copy of this order on the respondents.
It is further ordered that the Clerk add Adam Paul Laxalt, Attorney General of the
State of Nevada, as counsel for respondents.
It is further ordered that respondents will have sixty (60) days from the date of entry
of this order to appear in this action, and to answer or otherwise respond to the petition.
It is further ordered that if respondents file an answer, petitioner will have sixty (60)
days from the date on which the answer is served on him to file and serve a reply. If
respondents file a motion to dismiss, petitioner will have sixty (60) days from the date on
which the motion is served on him to file and serve a response to the motion to dismiss,
and respondents will, thereafter, have thirty (30) days to file a reply in support of the
It is further ordered that any additional state court record exhibits filed herein by
either petitioner or respondents must be filed with a separate index of exhibits identifying
the exhibits by number. The CM/ECF attachments that are filed further must be identified
by the number or numbers of the exhibits in the attachment. The hard copy of any
additional state court record exhibits must be forwarded — for this case — to the staff
attorneys in Reno.
DATED THIS 10th day of January 2018.
MIRANDA M. DU
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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