Morton v. Gilbert

Filing 6

ORDER DIRECTING SERVICE by email upon Respondent and the Attorney General of the State of Washington; signed by Magistrate Judge David W. Christel. (Attachments: # 1 pro se instruction sheet)**4 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Cecil Morton, Prisoner ID: 725136)(CMG)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 6 7 8 CECIL L MORTON, Petitioner, 9 10 CASE NO. 3:17-CV-05536-RJB-DWC ORDER FOR SERVICE AND ANSWER, § 2254 PETITION v. 11 MARGARET GILBERT, Respondent. 12 13 14 This is a federal habeas action filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner is currently 15 incarcerated at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center and is subject to the Court’s Prisoner E16 Filing Initiative pursuant to General Order 06-16. The Court, having reviewed petitioner’s 17 federal habeas petition, hereby finds and ORDERS as follows: 18 (1) The Clerk shall arrange for service by e-mail upon respondent and upon the 19 Attorney General of the State of Washington, of copies of the petition, of all documents in 20 support thereof, and of this Order. The Clerk shall also direct a copy of this Order and of the 21 Court’s pro se instruction sheet to petitioner. 22 (2) Within forty-five (45) days after such service, respondent(s) shall file and serve an 23 answer in accordance with Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in United States ORDER FOR SERVICE AND ANSWER, § 2254 PETITION - 1 1 District Courts. As part of such answer, respondent(s) shall state whether petitioner has 2 exhausted available state remedies and whether an evidentiary hearing is necessary. 3 Respondent(s) shall not file a dispositive motion in place of an answer without first showing 4 cause as to why an answer is inadequate. Respondent(s) shall file the answer with the Clerk of 5 the Court and serve a copy of the answer on petitioner. 6 (3) The answer will be treated in accordance with LCR 7. Accordingly, on the face 7 of the answer, respondent(s) shall note it for consideration on the fourth Friday after filing. 8 Petitioner may file and serve a response not later than the Monday immediately preceding the 9 Friday designated for consideration of the matter, and respondent(s) may file and serve a reply 10 not later than the Friday designated for consideration of the matter. 11 (4) 12 All attorneys admitted to practice before this Court are required to file documents Filing by Parties, Generally 13 electronically via the Court’s CM/ECF system. Petitioner shall file all documents electronically. 14 All filings must indicate in the upper right hand corner the name of the magistrate judge to whom 15 the document is directed. 16 Any document filed with the Court must be accompanied by proof that it has been served 17 upon all parties that have entered a notice of appearance in the underlying matter. Petitioner 18 shall indicate the date the document is submitted for e-filing as the date of service. 19 (5) 20 Any request for court action shall be set forth in a motion, properly filed and served. Motions 21 Pursuant to LCR 7(b), any argument being offered in support of a motion shall be submitted as a 22 part of the motion itself and not in a separate document. The motion shall include in its caption 23 (immediately below the title of the motion) a designation of the date the motion is to be noted for ORDER FOR SERVICE AND ANSWER, § 2254 PETITION - 2 1 consideration on the Court’s motion calendar. 2 (6) Direct Communications with District Judge or Magistrate Judge 3 No direct communication is to take place with the District Judge or Magistrate Judge with 4 regard to this case. All relevant information and papers are to be directed to the Clerk. 5 Dated this 14th day of July, 2017. 7 A 8 David W. Christel United States Magistrate Judge 6 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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