The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Kosik
NOW, THIS 27th DAY OF MARCH, 2007, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. Within twenty (20) days of the date of this order, Respondents shall answer the allegations in the petition for writ of habeas corpus.*fn1 Consistent with Rule 5 of the Rules Governing § 2254 Cases in the United States Courts, the answer shall:
(a) state whether the Petitioner has exhausted state remedies available under state law with respect to each claim presented, including any post-conviction remedies;
(b) be accompanied by those portions of any transcripts the Respondents deem relevant to disposing of the claims raised in the petition;
(c) indicate what other proceedings that might be relevant to the petition have been recorded but have not yet been transcribed;
(d) be accompanied by copies of any of the Petitioner's briefs on appeal, either from the judgment of conviction or from an adverse decision in a post-conviction proceeding; copies of any opinions of the appellate courts in those proceedings; and any PCRA petitions.
2. Respondent shall file a memorandum of law with the answer. The memorandum shall set forth the relevant facts and procedural history of the case, a recommended disposition of the petition, and citations to pertinent case law.
3. Petitioner shall, if he so desires, file a reply brief within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the Respondent's filings.
4. A determination whether the Petitioner should be produced for a hearing will be held in abeyance pending the filing of Respondent's answer and memorandum of law, and, if any, the Petitioner's reply.
5. Petitioner's Motion Directing Respondents to File a Response (Doc. 22) is denied as moot.
6. Petitioner's Motion for Court Order (Doc. 23) is denied*fn2.
Edwin M. Kosik United States ...