McDonald v. Director, TDCJ, et al
Defendant: Laura Haney
Petitioner: Joseph Christopher McDonald
Respondent: Director, TDCJ
Case Number: 4:2020cv00910
Filed: November 24, 2020
Court: US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Presiding Judge: Kimberly C Priest Johnson
Referring Judge: Amos L Mazzant
Nature of Suit: Habeas Corpus (General)
Cause of Action: 28:2254
Jury Demanded By: None
Docket Report

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November 24, 2020 Opinion or Order Filing 7 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - FEDERAL HABEAS PETITION. It is ORDERED the Clerk of Court shall issue process and Respondent shall have sixty days to show cause why the writ should not be granted or to otherwise plead. Pursuant to the written consent of the Texas Attorney General's office, copies of the petition, attachments, and orders will be served electronically upon the Texas Attorney General, counsel for the Director, by directing them to the attention of Edward Marshall, Chief, Criminal Appeals Division, at Edward.Marshall@oag.texas.gov, and Laura Haney at Laura.Haney@oag.texas.gov. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 5(b)(2)(E). Furthermore, although it is not required, it is ORDERED that Petitioner has twenty-one days from the date the Response is filed in which to file a Reply, if so desired. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kimberly C Priest Johnson on 11/24/2020. (baf, )
November 24, 2020 In accordance with the provisions of 28 USC Section 636(c), you are hereby notified that a U.S. Magistrate Judge of this district court is available to conduct any or all proceedings in this case including a jury or non-jury trial and to order the entry of a final judgment. The form #Consent to Proceed Before Magistrate Judge is available on our website. All signed consent forms, excluding pro se parties, should be filed electronically using the event Notice Regarding Consent to Proceed Before Magistrate Judge. (baf, )
November 24, 2020 Filing 6 Case ASSIGNED to District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III and REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Kimberly C Priest Johnson. (Attachments: #1 Magistrate Referral) (baf, )
November 24, 2020 Filing 5 Case transferred in from District of Texas Western; Case Number 1:20-cv-01158. Original file certified copy of transfer order and docket sheet received.
November 24, 2020 Opinion or Order Filing 4 ORDERED that the above-referenced case is TRANSFERRED to the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas. Signed by Judge Robert Pitman. (td) [Transferred from Texas Western on 11/24/2020.]
November 23, 2020 Filing 3 Filing fee received in the amount of $5, receipt number 100039327. (td) Modified on 11/24/2020 to correct amount(td). [Transferred from Texas Western on 11/24/2020.]
November 20, 2020 Filing 2 Case Opening Letter mailed to Joseph Christopher McDonald. (dl) [Transferred from Texas Western on 11/24/2020.]
November 20, 2020 CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Susan Hightower. (dl) [Transferred from Texas Western on 11/24/2020.]
November 20, 2020 If ordered by the court, all referrals and consents in this case will be assigned to Magistrate Judge Hightower. (dl) [Transferred from Texas Western on 11/24/2020.]
November 20, 2020 Case assigned to Judge Robert Pitman. CM WILL NOW REFLECT THE JUDGE INITIALS AS PART OF THE CASE NUMBER. PLEASE APPEND THESE JUDGE INITIALS TO THE CASE NUMBER ON EACH DOCUMENT THAT YOU FILE IN THIS CASE. (dl) [Transferred from Texas Western on 11/24/2020.]
November 20, 2020 Filing 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (FEE DUE), filed by Joseph Christopher McDonald. (Attachments: #1 Civil Cover Sheet)(dl) [Transferred from Texas Western on 11/24/2020.]

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Respondent: Director, TDCJ
Represented By: Edward Larry Marshall
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