The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding without counsel, has filed an amended application for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (Dkt. No. 6), responsive to this court's order filed January 7, 2010, which granted petitioner's motion to proceed in forma pauperis (Dkt. No. 4). This action was referred to the undersigned on February 9, 2010.*fn1
Because petitioner may be entitled to relief if the claimed violation of constitutional rights (denial of good time credits) is proved, respondent will be directed to file a response to petitioner's habeas petition.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Respondent is directed to file and serve a response to petitioner's habeas petition within sixty days from the date of this order. See Rule 4, Fed. R. Governing § 2254 Cases. An answer shall be accompanied by all transcripts and other documents relevant to the issues presented in the petition. See Rule 5, Fed. R. Governing § 2254 Cases;
2. If the response to the habeas petition is an answer, petitioner's reply, if any, shall be filed and served within twenty-eight days after service of the answer;
3. If the response to the habeas petition is a motion, petitioner's opposition or statement of non-opposition to the motion shall be filed and served within twenty-eight days after service of the motion, and respondent's reply, if any, shall be filed and served within fourteen days thereafter; and
4. The Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy of this order, the consent/ reassignment form contemplated by Appendix A(k) to the Local Rules of this court, and a copy of the petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 ...