Free Order (AEDPA) Service Order (2254) - District Court of Delaware - Delaware


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Case 1 :08-cv-00117-GIVIS Document 7 Filed O4/07/2008 Page 1 of 2
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE
CLARENCE EDWARDS, )
Petitioner, )
v. ) Civil Action No. 08-I 17-GMS
PERRY PHELPS, Warden, )
and ATTORNEY GENERAL )
OF THE STATE OF )
DELAWARE, )
Respondents. )
4% O R D E R
At Wilmington thiil?/__ day of April, 2008, the petition of Clarence Edwards for a Writ
of Habeas Corpus having been reviewed pursuant to Rule 4, 28 U.S.C. foll. § 2254;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
l. Pursuant to Rules 3(b) and 4, 28 U.S.C. foll. § 2254, the clerk shall forthwith serve a
copy of the petition and memorandum in support ( D.I. 2; D.I. 3), the order dated March 17, 2008
(D.I. 5), the AEDPA election form (D.I.6), and this order upon: (l) the above-named Warden of
the facility in which petitioner is housed; and (2) the Attorney General of the State of Delaware.
2. Within forty-live (45) days of service of the petition and this order, in accordance
with Rule 5, 28 U.S.C. foll. § 2254, respondents shall:
a. State whether the petitioner has exhausted his state remedies including any
post-conviction remedies available to him under the statutes or procedural rules of the State and
including also his right of appeal both from the judgment of conviction and from any adverse
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judgment or order in the post-conviction proceeding;
b. State whether any claim in the petition is barred by a procedural bar, non-
retroactivity, or the statute of limitations;
c. Respond to the allegations of the petition;
d. Indicate what transcripts (of pretrial, trial, sentencing, and post-conviction
proceedings) are available, when they can be furnished, and also what proceedings have been
recorded and not transcribed;
e. Attach to the answer certified copies of such portions of the transcripts as may
be material to the questions raised in the petition, as well as certified copies of the petitioner’s
brief(s) on appeal (direct and/or post-conviction) and of the opinion(s) of the appellate court, if
any.
f. Attach to the answer copies of any Rule 61 affidavits iiled by petitioner’s
trial and/or appellate counsel in response to allegations of ineffective assistance of counsel
raised in a petitioner’s post-conviction proceeding tiled pursuant to Delaware Superior
Court Criminal Rule 61.
3. The clerk shall mail a copy of this order forthwith to the petitioner.
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