Garcia v. Geisen et al
ORDER Setting Evidentiary Hearing, Briefing Schedule, and Related Deadlines re 1 Petition for Habeas Corpus: by Magistrate Judge Kevin R. Sweazea. Evidentiary Hearing set for 2/8/2018 at 01:15 PM in Albuquerque - 480 Chama Courtroom before Magistrate Judge Kevin R. Sweazea. (cbf)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
TODD GEISEN, Captain/Warden Bureau
of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services,
Division of Corrections, ROBERT CORIZ,
Governor, Kewa Pueblo, ESQUIPULA TENORIO,
Lieutenant Governor, Kewa Pueblo, all in their
individual and official capacity, and DEAN OWEN,
ORDER SETTING EVIDENTIARY HEARING, BRIEFING SCHEDULE,
AND RELATED DEADLINES
THIS MATTER comes before the Court sua sponte following the telephonic status
conference held on January 10, 2018. During the conference, the parties and Court discussed the
scheduling of an evidentiary hearing on Petitioner’s writ of habeas corpus, the need for
additional briefing on certain points related to the parties’ positions, and an abbreviated
timeframe for briefing. To streamline the process and ensure the hearing moves expeditiously
now that availability of court resources has been confirmed, the Court sets the below hearingrelated management deadlines and requirements.
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that an evidentiary hearing on the merits of the
Petition (Doc. 1) is scheduled for February 8, 2018, beginning at 1:15 p.m. in the Chama
Courtroom of the Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse, 333 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties file witness and exhibit lists with Court
on or before February 1, 2018.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that on or before January 26, 2018, Petitioner and the
Pueblo Respondents file briefs on the following issues: (a) the requirements of an enforceable
waiver of rights, and specifically in connection with the right to assistance of counsel and the
right to a six-person jury trial; and (b) whether waiver is possible where a Pueblo authority does
not recognize those rights. If the Government takes a position on any of the issues, the
Government may file a brief as well.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that on or before February 2, 2018, the parties may, but
are not required to, file respective response briefs on the issues raised.
KEVIN R. SWEAZEA
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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