IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
October 28, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA EX REL. TIMOTHY BELL #B-70669, PETITIONER,
EDDIE JONES,*FN1 RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
This Court's October 7, 2008 memorandum order explained that some incompleteness of the information contained in the 28 U.S.C. §2254 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus ("Petition") filed by Timothy Bell ("Bell") had made it impossible for this Court to determine what judicial action may be appropriate to deal with the Petition. Bell has now provided a timely response by filing a document captioned "Supplementation of Habeas Corpus Petition/Answer-To-Memorandum Order," which attaches some exhibits that he had not previously furnished.
Bell cannot of course be faulted for his inability to provide full documentation in support of his effort to obtain habeas relief. What is now needed is an answer from the Attorney General's office representing the respondent custodian, to be filed in accordance with Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts. That response is ordered to be filed on or before December 2, 2008, after which filing this Court will determine the nature of, and the timetable for, further proceedings in the case.