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Sims v. Sherrod

October 22, 2009

RUFUS SIMS, PETITIONER,
v.
W. A. SHERROD, RESPONDENT.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

Petitioner filed this action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 challenging his conviction and sentence for money laundering in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1957.The basis for this action is the recent Supreme Court decision of United States v. Santos, 128 S.Ct. 2020 (2008).

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Respondent shall, within twenty-three (23) days of receipt of this application for Writ of Habeas Corpus, answer and show cause why the writ should not issue. Service upon the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, 750 Missouri Avenue, East St. Louis, Illinois, shall constitute sufficient service.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to Local Rule 72.1(a)(2), this cause is referred to a United States Magistrate Judge for further pre-trial proceedings.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this entire matter be referred to a United States Magistrate Judge for disposition, as contemplated by Local Rule 72.2(b)(2) and 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), should all the parties consent to such a referral.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

David R. Herndon CHIEF JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

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