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Mattison v. Wetzel

United States District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania

November 10, 2014

KEVIN MATTISON, Petitioner,
v.
JOHN E. WETZEL, Acting Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections; ROBERT GILMORE, Superintendent of the State Correctional Institution at Greene; and STEVEN GLUNT, Superintendent of the State Correctional Institution at Rockview, Respondents.

ORDER

YVETTE KANE, District Judge.

AND NOW, this 10th day of November, 2014, for the reasons set forth in the accompanying memorandum, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

1. The motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis (Doc. No. 1) is GRANTED. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(1).
2. The Federal Public Defender Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Capital Habeas Unit is APPOINTED to represent Petitioner Kevin Mattison in the captioned action. See 18 U.S.C. § 3599(a)(2); see also id. § 3599(a)(2)(c).
3. Michael Wiseman, Esquire, P.O. Box 120, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 19081, telephone (215) 450-0903, is APPOINTED to represent Petitioner Kevin Mattison for the purposes of the habeas proceedings in the captioned action. See 18 U.S.C. § 3599(a)(2); see also id. § 3599(a)(2)(d).
4. The Clerk of Court shall prepare the appropriate paperwork (CJA 30 Death Penalty Proceedings: Appointment of and Authority to Pay Court Appointed Counsel) and send it forthwith to Attorney Wiseman, along with a copy of this order.

It is further ORDERED that the parties shall comply with the following schedule for the remainder of this proceeding:

FILING OF THE PETITION

1. Habeas Corpus Petition. Petitioner shall file his petition for a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 on or before May 1, 2015. Petitioner shall file a supporting memorandum of law no later than sixty (60) days after the date of the filing of the petition. A courtesy copy shall be submitted to the Court. Each claim for relief must be numbered separately and must include the following information:
a) The specific provision(s) of the United States Constitution upon which petitioner relies as a basis for relief;
b) Whether the claim has been exhausted in the state courts, with specific citation to the state court record;
c) Whether the claim is procedurally defaulted;
d) Whether petitioner seeks an evidentiary hearing regarding the claim and, if so, whether such a hearing is ...

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