Burrus v. Jackson

Filing 12

ORDER FOR SERVICE AND ANSWER, § 2254 PETITION by email upon respondent and upon the Attorney General of the State of Washington. ( 11 Petition and this Order emailed on 3/26/2024.) Signed by Magistrate Judge Grady J Leupold. (Attachments: # 1 Pro Se Instruction Sheet)**4 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Christopher Burrus, Prisoner ID: 421114)(MW)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 8 9 10 CHRISTOPHER SEAN BURRUS, 11 12 13 Petitioner, v. CASE NO. 2:23-cv-01968-BHS-GJL ORDER FOR SERVICE AND ANSWER, § 2254 PETITION ROBERT JACKSON, Respondent. 14 15 This is a federal habeas action filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner is currently 16 incarcerated at the Washington State Penitentiary and is subject to the Court’s Prisoner E-Filing 17 Initiative pursuant to General Order 06-16. The Court, having reviewed Petitioner’s federal 18 habeas Petition (Dkt. 11), hereby finds and ORDERS as follows: 19 (1) The Clerk shall arrange for service, by e-mail upon Respondent and upon the 20 Attorney General of the State of Washington, of copies of: the Petition (Dkt. 11), any other 21 documents filed in support of the Petition, and this Order. The Clerk shall also direct a copy of 22 this Order and of the Court’s pro se instruction sheet to Petitioner. 23 24 ORDER FOR SERVICE AND ANSWER, § 2254 PETITION - 1 1 (2) Within forty-five (45) days after such service, Respondent shall file and serve an 2 answer in accordance with Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in United States 3 District Courts. As part of such answer, Respondent shall state whether Petitioner has exhausted 4 available state remedies and whether an evidentiary hearing is necessary. Respondent shall not 5 file a dispositive motion in place of an answer without first showing cause as to why an answer is 6 inadequate. Respondent shall file the answer with the Clerk of the Court and serve a copy of the 7 answer on Petitioner. 8 9 (3) The answer will be treated in accordance with LCR 7. Accordingly, on the face of the answer, Respondent shall note it for consideration on the fourth Friday after filing. Petitioner 10 may file and serve a response not later than the Monday immediately preceding the Friday 11 designated for consideration of the matter, and Respondent may file and serve a reply not later 12 than the Friday designated for consideration of the matter. 13 (4) 14 All attorneys admitted to practice before this Court are required to file documents 15 electronically via the Court’s CM/ECF system. Petitioner shall file all documents electronically. 16 All filings must indicate in the upper right-hand corner the name of the United States Magistrate 17 Judge to whom the document is directed. Filing by Parties, Generally 18 Any document filed with the Court must be accompanied by proof that it has been served 19 upon all parties that have entered a notice of appearance in the underlying matter. Petitioner shall 20 indicate the date the document is submitted for e-filing as the date of service. 21 (5) 22 Any request for court action shall be set forth in a motion, properly filed and served. 23 Motions Pursuant to LCR 7(b), any argument being offered in support of a motion shall be submitted as a 24 ORDER FOR SERVICE AND ANSWER, § 2254 PETITION - 2 1 part of the motion itself and not in a separate document. The motion shall include in its caption 2 (immediately below the title of the motion) a designation of the date the motion is to be noted for 3 consideration on the Court’s motion calendar. 4 (6) 5 No direct communication is to take place with the District Judge or Magistrate Judge with 6 7 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 26th day of March, 2024. 8 A 9 Grady J. Leupold United States Magistrate Judge 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER FOR SERVICE AND ANSWER, § 2254 PETITION - 3

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