Santiago v. USA
ORDER that Petitioner shall have (21) days from entrance of this Order to file a supporting brief or an amended motion to vacate that complies with Rule 2(b)(2) of the Rules Governing Section 2255 Proceedings. Signed by Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney on 10/11/2017. (Pro se litigant served by US Mail.)(nvc)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
JERIMY JAMES SANTIAGO,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
THIS MATTER is before the Court upon an initial review of Jerimy James Santiago’s
pro se Motion to Vacate, Set Aside or Correct Sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255. (Doc No.
1.) The Motion was filed on October 5, 2017, when Petitioner placed it in the prison mail
system. Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266, 267 (1988).
Petitioner has raised two grounds for relief but indicates that he will file a brief supplying
supporting facts when ordered to do so by the Court. (§ 2255 Mot. 4, Doc. No. 1.) Rule 2(b)(2)
of the Rules Governing Section 2255 Proceedings for the United States District Courts requires
that a motion to vacate, set aside, or correct sentence “state the facts supporting each ground” for
relief raised in the motion. The Court shall provide Petitioner time to file his brief. Should
Petitioner choose not to file a supporting brief, his Motion to Vacate shall be reviewed in its
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that Petitioner shall have twenty-one (21) days from
entrance of this Order to file a supporting brief or an amended motion to vacate that complies
with Rule 2(b)(2) of the Rules Governing Section 2255 Proceedings.
Signed: October 11, 2017
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