Cruz v. Holbrook

Filing 11

ORDER FOR SERVICE AND ANSWER, § 2254 PETITION by Hon. Mary Alice Theiler. Served by certified mail on 4/17/17 to Donald Holbrook; Attorney General of the State of Washington. Exhibits in Dkt. #4 also served with amended petition. (Attachments: # 1 Pro Se Instruction Sheet)**6 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Salvador Cruz, Prisoner ID: 769590)(ST)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 5 6 7 SALVADOR ALEMAN CRUZ, Petitioner, 8 9 10 Case No. C17-0285-JLR-MAT v. ORDER FOR SERVICE AND ANSWER, § 2254 PETITION DONALD HOLBROOK, Respondent. 11 12 13 This is a federal habeas action filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner is currently 14 incarcerated at the Washington State Penitentiary and is subject to the Court’s Mandatory E-Filing 15 Project under General Orders 02-15 and 06-16. The Court, having reviewed petitioner’s amended 16 federal habeas petition, hereby finds and ORDERS as follows: 17 (1) The Clerk shall arrange for service by certified mail upon respondent and upon the 18 Attorney General of the State of Washington, of copies of the amended petition (Dkt. 8), of all 19 documents in support thereof (Dkt. 10), and of this Order. The Clerk shall also direct a copy of 20 this Order and of the Court’s pro se instruction sheet to petitioner. 21 (2) Within forty-five (45) days after such service, respondent shall file and serve an 22 answer in accordance with Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in United States 23 District Courts. As part of such answer, respondent shall state whether petitioner has exhausted ORDER FOR SERVICE AND ANSWER, § 2254 PETITION - 1 1 available state remedies and whether an evidentiary hearing is necessary. Respondent shall not 2 file a dispositive motion in place of an answer without first showing cause as to why an answer is 3 inadequate. Respondent shall file the answer with the Clerk of the Court and serve a copy of the 4 answer on petitioner. (3) 5 The answer will be treated in accordance with LCR 7(d)(3). Accordingly, on the 6 face of the answer, respondent shall note it for consideration on the fourth Friday after filing. 7 Petitioner may file and serve a response not later than the Monday immediately preceding the 8 Friday designated for consideration of the matter, and respondent may file and serve a reply not 9 later than the Friday designated for consideration of the matter. 10 (4) Filing by Parties, Generally 11 All attorneys admitted to practice before this Court are required to file documents 12 electronically via the Court’s CM/ECF system. Petitioner shall file all documents electronically. 13 All filings must indicate in the upper right hand corner the name of the magistrate judge to whom 14 the document is directed. Any document filed with the Court must be accompanied by proof that 15 it has been served upon all parties that have entered a notice of appearance in the underlying matter. 16 Petitioner shall indicate the date the document is submitted for e-filing as the date of service. 17 (5) Motions 18 Any request for court action shall be set forth in a motion, properly filed and served. 19 Pursuant to LCR 7(b), any argument being offered in support of a motion shall be submitted as a 20 part of the motion itself and not in a separate document. The motion shall include in its caption 21 (immediately below the title of the motion) a designation of the date the motion is to be noted for 22 consideration on the Court’s motion calendar. 23 /// ORDER FOR SERVICE AND ANSWER, § 2254 PETITION - 2 1 (6) 2 No direct communication is to take place with the District Judge or Magistrate Judge with 3 4 Direct Communications with District Judge or Magistrate Judge regard to this case. All relevant information and papers are to be directed to the Clerk. Dated this 14th day of April, 2017. 5 A 6 Mary Alice Theiler United States Magistrate Judge 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ORDER FOR SERVICE AND ANSWER, § 2254 PETITION - 3

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