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Michael Everett Jones v. James Cross

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS


February 11, 2013

MICHAEL EVERETT JONES, INMATE NO. 08641-424, PETITIONER,
v.
JAMES CROSS, JR., RESPONDENT.

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

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

Petitioner, currently incarcerated in Greenville Federal Correctional Institution (FCI Greenville), brings this habeas corpus action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (Docs. 1, 4). Petitioner alleges erroneous career offender enhancement. Without commenting on the merits of petitioner's claims, the Court concludes that the petition survives preliminary review under Rule 4 and Rule 1(b) of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in United States District Courts.*fn1

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that respondent shall answer or otherwise plead within thirty days of the date this order is entered. This preliminary order to respond does not, of course, preclude the government from raising any objection or defense it may wish to present. 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.

Petitioner is ADVISED of his continuing obligation to keep the Clerk (and each opposing party) informed of any change in his whereabouts during the pendency of this action. This notification shall be done in writing and not later than seven (7) days after a transfer or other change in address occurs. Failure to provide such notice may result in dismissal of this action. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b).

Digitally signed

IT IS SO ORDERED.

by David R.

Date: 2013.02.11 15:29:44 -06'00'

Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court


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