IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA MACON DIVISION
January 12, 2011
MARION WILSON, JR., PETITIONER
STEPHEN UPTON, WARDEN, RESPONDENT
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Marc T. Treadwell, Judge United States District Court
Petitioner MARION WILSON, JR. has filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus by a Person in State Custody.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts (hereinafter "Rule 5"), Respondent file an answer in writing to the allegations of the petition. This answer is to be filed with the Clerk of this Court within forty-five (45) days after service of this Order.
This answer is to conform to the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts and, specifically, in accordance with Rule 5, "[t]he answer must address the allegations in the petition. In addition, it must state whether any claim in the petition is barred by a failure to exhaust state remedies, a procedural bar, non-retroactivity, or a statute of limitations."
Additionally, the answer is to include the records required by Rule 5, including all relevant transcripts (of pretrial, trial, sentencing, and post-conviction proceedings); pleadings; briefs required by Rule 5 (c)-(d); and decisions of the various courts required by Rule 5(d).
Within thirty (30) days of the filing of the answer and records required by Rule 5, the Court ORDERS Petitioner to file a reply in accordance with Rule 5 (e). This reply shall respond to any and all of Respondent's assertions; including those of lack of exhaustion and procedural default.
SO ORDERED, this 12th day of January, 2011.
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