Nguyen v. Uttecht

Filing 72

MINUTE ORDER overruling petitioner's 68 Objection to Judge Donohue's order by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour.**2 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Hung Nguyen, Prisoner ID: 748016)(RS)

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THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 HUNG VAN NGUYEN, Petitioner, 10 11 12 13 CASE NO. C16-1711-JCC-JPD MINUTE ORDER v. JEFFREY UTTECHT, Respondent. 14 15 The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable John C. 16 Coughenour, United States District Judge: 17 This matter comes before the Court on Petitioner Hung Van Nguyen’s objection (Dkt. 18 No. 68) to Judge Donohue’s order directing Respondent Jeffrey Uttecht to submit a second 19 answer (Dkt. No. 65). Nguyen objects that Judge Donohue directed Respondent to submit 20 duplicative materials and gave legal advice to Respondent. (Dkt. No. 68 at 1-2.) Not so. Judges 21 frequently ask parties to supplement their filings and provide more complete submissions for the 22 Court. This does not constitute legal advice. Rather, this was well within Judge Donohue’s 23 authority and Nguyen’s assertions otherwise are without merit. 24 Nguyen also argues that he was not given a chance to file a reply to the amended answer. 25 (Dkt. No. 68 at 2.) The appropriate way for Nguyen to address this is to file a motion to Judge 26 Donohue requesting additional time to reply to the amended answer. MINUTE ORDER, C16-1711-JCC-JPD PAGE - 1 1 Nguyen’s objection (Dkt. No. 68) is OVERRULED. The Clerk is DIRECTED to send a 2 copy of this order to Nguyen and to Judge Donohue. 3 DATED this 2nd day of May 2017. 4 William M. McCool Clerk of Court 5 s/Paula McNabb Deputy Clerk 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 MINUTE ORDER, C16-1711-JCC-JPD PAGE - 2

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