IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD DIVISION
February 1, 2007
JAMES ALEXANDER, PETITIONER,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jeanne E. Scott, U.S. District Judge
This cause is before the Court on Petitioner James Alexander's Motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence (d/e 1) (Petition). The Court now makes the initial consideration of Petitioner Alexander's Petition under Rule 4 of the Rules Governing § 2255 Cases.
After a review of the Petition, this Court finds that summary dismissal is not warranted. Therefore, pursuant to Rule 4, the Court directs the United States to respond to Petitioner Alexander's Petition. The response shall discuss the merits and the procedural posture of the Petition. See Rule 5 of the Rules Governing § 2255 Cases.
THEREFORE, the United States Attorney is ordered to file an answer pursuant to Rule 5 of the Rules Governing 28 U.S.C. § 2255 Cases to Petitioner Alexander's Petition on or before April 2, 2007.
IT IS THEREFORE SO ORDERED.
ENTER: January 31, 2007.
JEANNE E. SCOTT UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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