To provide for the just and speedy resolution of post-conviction petitions in capital cases.
This rule shall apply to the Supreme Court, District Court, and Administrative Office of the Courts.
Statement of the rule:
(1) The courts shall expedite the procedures, hearings, and disposition of post-conviction petitions in capital cases above all other cases except the trial and appeal of capital felonies.
(2) The Administrative Office of the Courts shall prepare a monthly report that identifies:
(A) all pending post-conviction petitions in capital cases;
(B) the name of the judge or judges assigned to each case;
(C) the names of counsel for the parties;
(D) the prior and next calendared event of each case;
(E) the age of each case from filing of the petition; and
(F) the age of each case from filing of the notice of appeal.
(3) The Administrative Office of the Courts shall provide the report to any judge assigned to a pending post-conviction petition in a capital case, to the presiding judge of that court, and to the presiding officer of the Judicial Council.