Melendrez v. Gilbert

Filing 7

ORDER FOR SERVICE § 2254 PETITION, ANSWER, AND APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL by Hon. Brian A Tsuchida. Served by certified mail on 7/11/17 to Margaret Gilbert; Attorney General of the State of Washington. (Ad Hoc, Michael Filipovic. Hard copies of documents also sent to counsel via U.S. Postal Service)**3 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Vincent Melendrez, Prisoner ID: 373005)(ST)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 VINCENT PAUL MELENDREZ, Petitioner, 10 v. 11 12 MARGARET GILBERT, ORDER FOR SERVICE § 2254 PETITION, ANSWER, AND APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL Respondent. 13 14 CASE NO. C17-984 RAJ-BAT This is a federal habeas action filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The Court having reviewed 15 Petitioner’s federal habeas petition, hereby finds and ORDERS: 16 (1) Service 17 The Clerk shall arrange for service by certified mail on Respondent and on the Attorney 18 General of the State of Washington, copies of the petition, all documents in support thereof 19 (including Petitioner’s proposed supplemental brief (Dkt. 4)), and this Order. 20 (2) Appointment of the Federal Public Defender 21 The Court appoints the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of 22 Washington (FPD) as counsel for the Petitioner. The Clerk shall provide copies of the 23 ORDER FOR SERVICE § 2254 PETITION, ANSWER, AND APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL - 1 1 petition, and this Order to: Michael Filipovic, Federal Public Defender, Federal Public 2 Defender’s Office, 1601 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700, Seattle, Washington 98101. 3 (3) 4 Within sixty three (63) days after service, the Respondent shall file and serve an answer Answer 5 in accordance with Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in United States District 6 Courts. As part of such answer, Respondent shall state whether Petitioner has exhausted 7 available state remedies and whether an evidentiary hearing is necessary. Respondent shall not 8 file a dispositive motion in place of an answer without first showing cause as to why an answer is 9 inadequate. 10 (4) 11 The answer will be treated in accordance with LCR 7. Accordingly, on the face of the Noting Answer 12 answer, Respondent shall note it for consideration on the fourth Friday after filing. Petitioner’s 13 response and Respondent’s reply shall be filed as set forth in LCR 7(d). 14 (5) Filing by Parties 15 All attorneys admitted to practice before this Court must file documents electronically via 16 the Court’s CM/ECF system. All filings must indicate in the upper right hand corner the name of 17 the magistrate judge to whom the document is directed. 18 The parties are advised that when the total of all pages of a filing exceeds fifty (50) pages 19 in length, a paper copy of the document (with tabs or other organizing aids as necessary) shall be 20 delivered to the Clerk’s Office for chambers. The chambers copy must be clearly marked with 21 the words “Courtesy Copy of Electronic Filing for Chambers.” 22 (6) 23 Any request for court action shall be set forth in a motion, properly filed and served in Motions ORDER FOR SERVICE § 2254 PETITION, ANSWER, AND APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL - 2 1 accordance with LCR 7. 2 (7) 3 No direct communication is to take place with the District Judge or Magistrate Judge with Direct Communications with District Judge or Magistrate Judge 4 regard to this case. All relevant information and papers shall be directed to the Clerk. 5 Dated this 11th day of July, 2016. 6 A 7 BRIAN A. TSUCHIDA United States Magistrate Judge 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ORDER FOR SERVICE § 2254 PETITION, ANSWER, AND APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL - 3

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