Turner v. Baker et al
ORDER denying 18 Motion to Appoint Counsel. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that petitioner will have until and including 09/22/2017 to respond to ECF No. 10 Motion to Dismiss. In all other respects, the schedule for further proceedings set forth in ECF No. 5 Order remain in effect. Signed by Judge Miranda M. Du on 07/11/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - KW)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Case No. 3:17-cv-00139-MMD-WGC
RENEE BAKER, et al.,
This case is a pro se petition for a writ of habeas corpus by Nevada prisoner
Jeremy Turner. On June 5, 2017, the respondents filed a motion to dismiss, along with
some 116 exhibits, representing the state-court record in Turner’s case (ECF Nos. 10,
11, 12, 13, 14, 16). Turner is due to respond to the motion to dismiss by August 4, 2017.
(See Order entered April 4, 2017 (ECF No. 5) (60 days for response to motion to
On July 10, 2017, Turner filed a motion for appointment of counsel (ECF No. 18).
The Court previously denied a motion by Turner for appointment of counsel in this case.
(See Order entered April 4, 2017 (ECF No. 5).) The Court remains of the view that
appointment of counsel is not warranted in this case. Turner’s motion for appointment of
counsel will be denied.
Respondents’ motion to dismiss raises only the issue of exhaustion of Turner’s
claims in state court — i.e. whether Turner has made in state court the claims that he
makes here in federal court. It appears that respondents have filed sufficient material from
the state-court record for the Court to resolve those issues. The exhaustion issues turn
on well-settled legal principles.
However, the Court will, sua sponte, grant Turner an extension of time to respond
to the motion to dismiss.
It is therefore ordered that petitioner’s Motion for Appointment of Counsel (ECF
No. 18) is denied.
It is further ordered that petitioner will have until and including September 22, 2017,
to respond to respondents’ motion to dismiss (ECF No. 10). In all other respects, the
schedule for further proceedings set forth in the order entered April 4, 2017 (ECF No. 5)
will remain in effect.
DATED THIS 11th day of July 2017.
MIRANDA M. DU
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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