Antonetti v. Filson et al

Filing 8

ORDER that FPD is released as counsel for petitioner and Criminal Justice Act designee Mark D. Eibert is appointed as counsel; notice of appearance is due 12/25/17; amended petition due 3/5/18; respondents shall have 30 days from servic e of amended petition to file an answer/response; petitioner shall have 30 days from service of the answer, motion to dismiss, or other response to file a reply or opposition; any additional state court record exhibits filed herein; the parties SHALL SEND courtesy copies of all exhibits in this case to Reno Staff Attorney. See Order for further details and instructions. Signed by Judge Miranda M. Du on 12/5/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - LH) Modified on 12/5/2017 to correct spelling (LH).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 8 *** 9 JOSEPH ANTONETTI, Case No. 3:17-cv-00621-MMD-VPC 10 Petitioner, ORDER v. 11 FILSON, et al., 12 Respondents. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 This is a 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas petition filed by Joseph Antonetti. This Court granted petitioner’s motion for appointment of counsel and entered an order appointing the Federal Public Defender for the District of Nevada (FPD) as counsel for petitioner (ECF No. 3). The FPD has filed a notice of conflict of interest (ECF No. 7). The Court's Criminal Justice Act designee has located counsel willing to be appointed to represent the petitioner herein: 20 22 Mark D. Eibert P.O. Box 1126 Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (650) 638-2380 23 It is therefore ordered that the Federal Public Defender is released as counsel. 24 It is further ordered that Mark D. Eibert is appointed to represent the petitioner 25 herein. Mr. Eibert is a Criminal Justice Act panel attorney for the United States District 26 Court, District of Nevada. Mr. Eibert shall represent petitioner in all future proceedings in 27 this court relating to this matter (including subsequent actions) and appeals therefrom, 28 pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3006A (a)(2)(B), until allowed to withdraw. 21 It is further ordered that CJA counsel, Mark D. Eibert, must enter a notice of 1 2 appearance within twenty (20) days of the date of this order. 3 It is further ordered that CJA counsel for petitioner meet with petitioner as soon as 4 reasonably possible to: (a) review the procedures applicable in cases under 28 U.S.C. § 5 2254; (b) discuss and explore with petitioner, as fully as possible, the potential grounds 6 for habeas corpus relief in petitioner's case; and (c) advise petitioner that all possible 7 grounds for habeas corpus relief must be raised at this time and that the failure to do so 8 will likely result in the omitted grounds being barred from future review under the rules 9 regarding abuse of writ. 10 It is further ordered that counsel for petitioner will file an amended petition for writ 11 of habeas corpus within ninety (90) days, which much include all known grounds for relief 12 (both exhausted and unexhausted). Respondent will have thirty (30) days after the filing 13 of the amended petition within which to answer, or otherwise respond to, the amended 14 petition. Any response filed must comply with the remaining provisions below, which are 15 entered pursuant to Habeas Rule 5. 16 It is further ordered that any procedural defenses raised by respondents in this 17 case must be raised together in a single consolidated motion to dismiss. In other words, 18 the Court does not wish to address any procedural defenses raised herein either in 19 seriatim fashion in multiple successive motions to dismiss or embedded in the answer. 20 Procedural defenses omitted from such motion to dismiss will be subject to potential 21 waiver. Respondents will not file a response in this case that consolidates their procedural 22 defenses, if any, with their response on the merits, except pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 23 2254(b)(2) as to any unexhausted claims clearly lacking merit. If respondents do seek 24 dismissal of unexhausted claims under § 2254(b)(2): (a) they will do so within the single 25 motion to dismiss not in the answer; and (b) they must specifically direct their argument 26 to the standard for dismissal under § 2254(b)(2) set forth in Cassett v. Stewart, 406 F.3d 27 614, 623-24 (9th Cir. 2005). In short, no procedural defenses, including exhaustion, will 28 /// 2 1 be included with the merits in an answer. All procedural defenses, including exhaustion, 2 instead must be raised by motion to dismiss. 3 It is further ordered that, in any answer filed on the merits, respondents must 4 specifically cite to and address the applicable state court written decision and state court 5 record materials, if any, regarding each claim within the response as to that claim. 6 It is further ordered that petitioner will have thirty (30) days from service of the 7 answer, motion to dismiss, or other response to file a reply or opposition, with any other 8 requests for relief by respondents by motion otherwise being subject to the normal briefing 9 schedule under the local rules. 10 It is further ordered that any additional state court record exhibits filed herein by 11 either petitioner or respondents must be filed with a separate index of exhibits identifying 12 the exhibits by number. The CM/ECF attachments that are filed further must be identified 13 by the number or numbers of the exhibits in the attachment. 14 It is further ordered that the parties send courtesy copies of all exhibits to the Clerk 15 of Court, 400 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV, 89501, and directed to the attention of “Staff 16 Attorney” on the outside of the mailing address label. Additionally, in the future, all parties 17 must provide courtesy copies of any additional exhibits submitted to the Court in this case 18 in the manner described above. 19 DATED THIS 5th day of December 2017. 20 21 MIRANDA M. DU UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3

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