Edge v. United States of America
ORDER GRANTING 8 PETITIONER'S MOTION FOR ORDER REQUIRING GOVERNMENT TO RESPOND. Signed by Chief Judge J. Daniel Breen on 10/18/2016. (Breen, J.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ORDER GRANTING PETITIONER’S MOTION FOR ORDER
REQUIRING GOVERNMENT TO RESPOND
On March 16, 2016, Petitioner, Jeffrey Edge, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary,
Marion in Marion, Illinois, filed a Motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to Vacate, Set Aside, or
Correct Sentence by a Person in Federal Custody (the “Petition”). (D.E. 1.) Edge, Bureau of
Prisons register number 23929-076, is represented by counsel in this matter, and his Petition
relies on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015), as
grounds for relief. On October 14, 2016, Petitioner filed a motion requesting an order requiring
the government to respond. (D.E. 8.) This motion is GRANTED.
IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to Rule 5(a) of the Rules Governing § 2255 Proceedings for
the United States District Courts (the “§ 2255 Rules”), that the United States file a response to
the Petition within twenty-one days from the date of entry of this order.
Pursuant to Rule 5(d) of the § 2255 Rules, Petitioner may, if he chooses, submit a reply to
Respondent’s answer or response within twenty-eight days of service. Petitioner may request an
extension of time to reply if his motion is filed on or before the due date of such reply. The
Court will address the merits of the Petition, or of any motion filed by Respondent, after the
expiration of Petitioner’s time to reply, as extended.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 18th day of October 2016.
s/ J. DANIEL BREEN
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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