The opinion of the court was delivered by: Faith S. Hochberg, U.S.D.J.
A Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus having been filed in the above action, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, and notice having been given pursuant to Mason v. Meyers, 208 F.3d 414 (3d Cir. 2000),
IT IS on this 25th day of October, 2010,
ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall serve copies of the Petition, this Order, and all other documents docketed in this matter upon Respondents and upon the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, by certified mail, return receipt requested, with all costs of service advanced by the United States; and it is further
ORDERED that Respondents shall electronically file a full and complete answer to said Petition within 45 days of the entry of this Order, see Ukawabutu v. Morton, 997 F. Supp. 605 (D.N.J. 1998); and it is further
ORDERED that Respondents' answer shall address the allegations of the Petition by each paragraph and subparagraph, and shall adhere to the requirements of 28 U.S.C. § 2254 Rule 5; and it is further
ORDERED that all affirmative defenses, such as timeliness and exhaustion, shall be raised; and it is further
ORDERED that the answer shall address the merits of each claim raised in the Petition, see 28 U.S.C. § 2254(b)(2); and it is further
ORDERED that the answer shall indicate what transcripts (of pretrial, trial, sentencing, or post-conviction proceedings) are available, when they can be furnished, and what proceedings have been recorded but not transcribed; and it is further
ORDERED that Respondents shall attach to the answer parts of the transcript that the Respondent considers relevant and, if a transcript cannot be obtained, Respondent may submit a narrative summary of the evidence, see 28 U.S.C. § 2254 Rule 5(c); and it is further
ORDERED that Respondents shall file with the answer a copy of: (1) any brief that Petitioner submitted in an appellate court contesting the conviction or sentence, or contesting an adverse judgment or order in a post-conviction proceeding; (2) any brief that the prosecution submitted in an appellate court relating to the conviction or sentence; and (3) the opinions and dispositive orders relating to the conviction or the sentence, see 28 U.S.C. § 2254 Rule 5(d); and it is further
ORDERED that Respondents shall file the answer, the exhibits, and the list of exhibits electronically; and it is further
ORDERED that the answer shall contain an index of exhibits correlating such exhibits to the docket entry numbers resulting from docketing such exhibits electronically; and it is further
ORDERED that Petitioner shall file and serve a reply to the answer within 45 days of Petitioner's receipt of same, see 28 U.S.C. § 2254 Rule 5(e), and if such reply is not timely filed, Petitioner's ...