Mutschler v. United States of America

Filing 8

MINUTE ORDER lifting stay in this matter. Answer due within 45 days; Petitioner's 1 2255 Motion is noted for 3/24/2017. Authorized by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (PM) cc: petitioner via the USPS

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 RICHARD THAYNE MUTSCHLER, Petitioner, 9 10 11 v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MINUTE ORDER Respondent. 12 13 C16-281 TSZ (related to CR14-328 TSZ) The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable Thomas S. Zilly, United States District Judge: 14 (1) Having reviewed the Government’s status report, docket no. 7, indicating 15 that petitioner has voluntarily dismissed his direct appeal, and having reviewed the order and mandate issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, docket 16 no. 77 in CR14-328 TSZ, the Court hereby LIFTS the stay of this matter. (2) Within thirty-five (35) days of the date of this Minute Order, the United States shall file and serve an Answer in accordance with Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2255 Cases in United States District Courts. As part of such Answer, the United 18 States should state its position as to whether an evidentiary hearing is necessary. 17 19 (3) The United States shall note its Answer for consideration on the fourth Friday after it is filed. Petitioner may file and serve a response not later than the Monday 20 immediately preceding the Friday on which the Answer is noted. The United States may file and serve a reply brief by the noting date of the Answer. 21 (4) If no Answer is timely filed, the Court will deem petitioner’s motion 22 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255, docket no. 1, ready for consideration on March 24, 2017. 23 MINUTE ORDER - 1 (5) The Clerk is DIRECTED to note petitioner’s § 2255 motion, docket no. 1, for March 24, 2017, and to send a copy of this Minute Order to all counsel of record and 2 to petitioner pro se. 1 3 Dated this 16th day of February, 2017. 4 William M. McCool Clerk 5 s/Karen Dews Deputy Clerk 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 MINUTE ORDER - 2

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