IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 24, 2009
CHRISTOPHER COOK, PETITIONER,
RICHARD B. IVES, RESPONDENT.
Petitioner, a federal prisoner proceeding without counsel, seeks a writ of habeas corpus. See 28 U.S.C. § 2241. Petitioner has paid the filing fee. This proceeding was referred to this court by Local Rule 72-302 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and is before the undersigned pursuant to the parties' consent. See 28 U.S.C. § 636; see also E.D. Cal. Local Rules, Appx. A, at (k)(1)-(2). This action proceeds on the January 5, 2009 amended petition, as the amended petition supercedes the original petition. See Loux v. Rhay, 375 F.2d 55, 57 (9th Cir. 1967).*fn1
A judge "entertaining an application for a writ of habeas corpus shall forthwith award the writ or issue an order directing the respondent to show cause why the writ should not be granted, unless it appears from the application that the applicant or person detained is not entitled thereto." 28 U.S.C. § 2243. It is not apparent from the face of the application that the petitioner is not entitled to relief.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Respondent shall file an answer or a motion in response to petitioner's application within 60 days from the date of this order. Any response shall be accompanied by any and all transcripts or other documents relevant to the determination of the issues presented in the application.
2. Petitioner's reply, if any, shall be filed and served within 30 days of service of an answer.
3. If the response to petitioner's application is a motion, petitioner's opposition or statement of non-opposition shall be filed and served within 30 days of service of the motion, and respondents' reply, if any, shall be filed within 15 days thereafter.
4. The Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy of this order together with a copy of petitioner's January 5, 2009, amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus, with any and all attachments on the United States Attorney.