ORDER FOR SERVICE § 2254 PETITION, ANSWER, AND APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL
BRIAN A. TSUCHIDA, Magistrate Judge.
This is a federal habeas action filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The Court having reviewed Petitioner's amended federal habeas petition, hereby finds and
The Clerk shall arrange for service by certified mail on Respondent and on the Attorney General of the State of Washington, copies of the amended petition (Dkt. 8), all documents in support thereof, and this Order.
Appointment of the Federal Public Defender
The answer will be treated in accordance with LCR 7. Accordingly, on the face of the answer, Respondent shall note it for consideration on the fourth Friday after filing. Petitioner's response and Respondent's reply shall be filed as set forth in LCR 7(d).
Filing by Parties
All attorneys admitted to practice before this Court must file documents electronically via the Court's CM/ECF system. All filings must indicate in the upper right hand corner the name of the magistrate judge to whom the document is directed.
The parties are advised that when the total of all pages of a filing exceeds fifty (50) pages in length, a paper copy of the document (with tabs or other organizing aids as necessary) shall be delivered to the Clerk's Office for chambers. The chambers copy must be clearly marked with the words "Courtesy Copy of Electronic Filing for Chambers."
Any request for court action shall be set forth in a motion, properly filed and served in accordance with LCR 7.
Direct Communications with District Judge or Magistrate Judge
No direct communication is to take place with the District Judge or Magistrate Judge with regard to this case. All relevant information and papers shall be directed to the Clerk.