Thursday, June 18, 2009
Judge Rogers issued this order today extending Ronald Gray's habeas counsel's deadline for filing their traverse until 30 September 2009. Gray v. Gray, No. 08-3289-RDR (D. Kan. June 18, 2009) (order). Judge Rogers explained: "Under circumstances which include novel habeas challenges to the imposition of a death sentence in a military proceeding, and the court's recent appointment of attorneys providing substantive legal assistance to petitioner, the court finds the 120 day extension granted herein does not constitute unwarranted delay in the court’s resolution of this capital habeas action." Id., slip op. at 1-2.