United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division
June 16, 2015
DWAYNE HOOSIER, Petitioner,
JOHN PRELSNIK, Respondent.
ORDER GRANTING PETITIONER’S MOTION TO REOPEN CASE [DKT. 15]
HONORABLE GEORGE CARAM STEEH UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dwayne Hoosier, a state prisoner, filed a pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. On December 5, 2012, this Court entered an opinion and order holding the case in abeyance pending the completion of state post-conviction proceedings. The Court also administratively closed the case. Petitioner has now filed a motion to reopen the case.
Federal courts have the power to order that a habeas petition be reinstated upon timely request by a habeas petitioner. See Woods v. Gilmore, 26 F.Supp.2d 1093, 1095 (C.D. Ill. 1998); Parisi v. Cooper, 961 F.Supp. 1247, 1249 (N.D. Ill. 1997). Because Petitioner claims that he has exhausted his claims in the state courts, his petition is now ripe for consideration. Accordingly, the Court will order that the case be reopened.
IT IS ORDERED that the petition for a writ of habeas corpus is reinstated to the Court’s active docket.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Respondent shall file a responsive pleading and the Rule 5 materials within one-hundred and twenty (120) days of this order.