United States District Court, S.D. New York
February 1, 2005.
JAMES PETTUS, Petitioner,
McGINNIS, Superintendent, Cayuga Correctional Facility, Respondent.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: LEWIS KAPLAN, District Judge
JAMES PETTUS 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 or the Attorney General, as agreed between
themselves, 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 Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General of
the State of New York, and on Robert M. Morgenthau, the District
Attorney of New York County.
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