Benitez v. Key

Filing 17

ORDER granting Petitioner's 16 Motion for Extension of Time; denying petitioner's request for free electronic copies of his e-filed documents; RE-NOTING to 6/2/2017 15 Answer to 2254 Habeas Petition re 10 Answer to Complaint; by Hon. James P. Donohue.**2 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Carlos Benitez, Prisoner ID: 715131)(SWT)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 Petitioner, 10 11 NO. C16-1686-RSL-JPD CARLOS BENITEZ, JR., v. ORDER GRANTING PETITIONER’S SECOND MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME JAMES KEY, 12 Respondent. 13 Petitioner, who is proceeding pro se, has filed a motion for extension of time to respond 14 15 to respondent’s answer in this 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas action. Finding good cause, the Court 16 GRANTS petitioner’s request for an extension of time, Dkt. 16. Petitioner shall file his 17 response on or before May 30, 2017, and respondent may file a reply on or before June 2, 18 2017. 19 Petitioner also asks for copies of documents that he filed electronically. Dkt. 16 at 1. 20 The U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington recently 21 promulgated Administrative Procedures for prisoner e-filing. The Administrative Procedures 22 clarify that because prisoners retain original copies of the documents they e-file, they will not 23 receive free electronic copies of those documents. Accordingly, the Court DENIES 24 petitioner’s request for free electronic copies of his e-filed documents. ORDER - 1 1 2 3 The Clerk is directed to RE-NOTE respondent’s answer, Dkt. 10, for June 2, 2017, and to send copies of this Order to the parties and to the Honorable Robert S. Lasnik. DATED this 13th day of April, 2017. A 4 5 JAMES P. DONOHUE Chief United States Magistrate Judge 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER - 2

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