United States District Court, S.D. New York
April 28, 2004.
CHRISTOPHER BENT, Petitioner, -against- MICHAEL McGINNIS, Superintendent, Respondent
The opinion of the court was delivered by: LEWIS KAPLAN, District Judge
CHRISTOPHER BENT has petitioned this Court for a writ of habeas
corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. In accordance with Rule 4 of
the Rules Governing § 2254 Cases in the United States Courts, I have
given the Petition preliminary consideration and direct that the District
Attorney file an Answer within thirty (30) days of the date of this
Order. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve, by Certified Mail,
Return Receipt Requested, a copy of this Order and the underlying
Petition on Robert T. Johnson, the District Attorney of Bronx County.
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