SaintCalle v. Uttecht
ORDER LIFTING STAY AND SETTING BRIEFING SCHEDULE by Hon. Mary Alice Theiler. The stay entered in this action (Dkt. 15 ) is VACATED. Petitioner's unopposed 16 motion for leave to file an amended petition is granted. Amended petition due by 5/4/2017. Respondent's answer due within 45 days of the filing of the amended petition. (PM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
Case No. C15-0156-BJR-MAT
ORDER LIFTING STAY AND SETTING
This federal habeas action under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 has been stayed pending exhaustion of
petitioner’s claims in the state courts. Dkt. 15. Because petitioner’s state cases have concluded,
he moves the Court to lift the stay and grant him 30 days to file an amended petition. Dkt. 16.
Respondent does not oppose the motion. See id. Based on the foregoing, the Court finds and
The stay entered in this action (Dkt. 15) is VACATED.
Petitioner’s unopposed motion for leave to file an amended petition (Dkt. 16) is
GRANTED. Petitioner shall file an amended petition on or before May 4, 2017.
Within forty-five (45) days of the filing of the amended petition, respondent shall
file and serve an answer in accordance with Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in
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United States District Courts. As part of such answer, respondent shall state whether petitioner
has exhausted available state remedies and whether an evidentiary hearing is necessary.
Respondent shall not file a dispositive motion in place of an answer without first showing cause
as to why an answer is inadequate. Respondent shall file the answer with the Clerk of the Court
and serve a copy of the answer on petitioner.
The answer will be treated in accordance with LCR 7. Accordingly, on the face of
the answer, respondent shall note it for consideration on the fourth Friday after filing. Petitioner
may file and serve a response not later than the Monday immediately preceding the Friday
designated for consideration of the matter, and respondent may file and serve a reply not later than
the Friday designated for consideration of the matter.
The Clerk shall direct copies of this Order to the parties and to the Honorable
Barbara J. Rothsein.
DATED this 3rd day of April, 2017.
Mary Alice Theiler
United States Magistrate Judge
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