In Re: Ohio Execution Protocol Litigation
Notation ORDER regarding compliance with Standing Order No. 2. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz on 11/24/2017. (MRM)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
EASTERN DIVISION AT COLUMBUS
In re: OHIO EXECUTION
Case No. 2:11-cv-1016
Chief Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr.
Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz
This Order relates to Plaintiffs
Alva Campbell and Raymond Tibbetts
Executions Scheduled 02/13/2018
NOTICE TO COUNSEL
On November 21, 2017, Plaintiffs Campbell and Tibbetts appealed from this Court’s
November 3, 2017, Decision and Order denying these Plaintiffs’ motions for preliminary
injunctive relief (ECF No. 1362). The Notice of Appeal was of course filed in this Court (ECF
No. 1380). The appeal has been docketed in the Sixth Circuit as Case No. 17-4221.
As of November 24, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. there have been eight filings by counsel in the
appellate case. However, none of those documents has been filed in this case, despite the
continuing applicability of Standing Order No. 2. On November 15, 2017, the Court, at the
request of Mr. Campbell’s counsel, stood by on the record and with a court reporter present
during the attempted execution of Mr. Campbell so as to be immediately available in the event of
need. The very least counsel can do to reciprocate the Court’s attention to the case is to obey the
Standing Order so that the Court is currently advised of activity in the appellate courts about the
This litigation is of the highest importance and time is almost always of the essence/
Therefore, further failures to comply with Standing Order No. 2 will merit appropriate
November 24, 2017.
s/ Michael R. Merz
United States Magistrate Judge
The Court notes that Messrs. Murphy, Hendershott, and Reed, representing the appellees, are not counsel of record
in this case in the District Court. The Standing Order, however, applies to any attorney representing any party in a
capital case referred to the undersigned.
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