JONES v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
OPINION filed. Signed by Judge Anne E. Thompson on 8/18/2017. (km)
AUG 2 5 2017
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
WILLIAM T. WALSH.,
HONORABLE ANNE E. THOMPSON
No. 16-1114 (AET)
UNITED STATES OF AMERJCA,
THOMPSON, District Judge:
This matter comes before the Court on Petitioner's unopposed motion to amend his §
·2255 motion (ECF No. 16). This motion is being considered on the papers pursuant to Fed. R.
Civ. P. 78(b). For the reasons stated below, the motion to amend is granted. Respondent may file
a supplemental answer and appendix within 45 days of the date of this order. Petitioner may
submit a supplemental traverse within 30 days of receiving the supplemental answer.
Petitioner filed a motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his federal sentence
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 on February 26, 2016 (ECF No. 1).
Respondent filed its answer on June 18, 2016 (ECF No. 9).
Petitioner submitted a traverse on August 12, 2016 (ECF No. 10).
On February 27, 2017, Petitioner filed a motion to stay the proceedings pending
submission of a supplemental brief pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure Rule 28(j)
(ECF No. 11 ). He submitted a supplemental brief on April 28, 2017 (ECF No. 12).
Respondent requested permission to supplement its answer as the supplemental
briefraised issues not included in Petitioner's original petition (ECF No. 13).
On May 25, 2017, the Court dismissed the motion to stay as moot as Petitioner
had submitted the supplement to his motion. (ECF No. 15).
Court informed Petitioner any
motion to amend had to comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15 and should include all
other claims he wished to present to the Court in his§ 2255 motion. (ECF No. 14
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