Chavez v. Franco et al
ORDER TO ANSWER by Magistrate Judge Kevin R. Sweazea. Respondents shall answer Petitioner's Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus within thirty days of the entry of this order. (sls)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
MICHAEL F. CHAVEZ,
No. 1:17-cv-871 KG/KRS
GERMAN FRANCO, Warden, and
STATE OF NEW MEXICO,
THIS MATTER comes before the Court upon Petitioner’s Petition for Writ of Habeas
Corpus [Doc. 1], filed August 23, 2017. Having reviewed the pleading, the Court FINDS and
CONCLUDES that Petitioner’s Petition is not subject to summary dismissal.
Governing Section 2254 Cases, Rule 4, 28 U.S.C. foll. § 2254.
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that the Clerk is directed to forward copies of this order
and the petition, along with supporting papers and exhibits, if any, to Respondents and the New
Mexico Attorney General.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Respondents shall answer the petition within thirty (30)
days of the entry of this order. Respondents’ answer shall advise, but is not limited to, whether
Petitioner has exhausted his state court remedies as to the issues raised in his federal petition.
Respondents shall attach to their answer copies of any pleadings pertinent to the issue of
exhaustion which were filed by Petitioner in the sentencing court, the state district court, the state
court of appeals, and/or the state supreme court, together with copies of all memoranda filed by
both parties in support of or in response to those pleadings. Respondents shall also attach to their
answer copies of all state court findings and conclusions, docketing statements, and opinions
issued in Petitioner’s state court post-conviction or appellate proceedings. The answer must
describe the procedural history of each claim that Respondents contend is unexhausted and
identify the state procedures that are currently available to Petitioner.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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