Vieira v. Ylst
ORDER GRANTING Petitioner's Request to Modify Briefing Schedule for Phase III of the Litigation signed by Chief Judge Anthony W. Ishii on 12/19/2011. Petitioner's reply to the Warden's opposition to the petition due by 1/9/2012. Petitioner's Motion for Evidentiary Hearing due by 1/23/2012. (Jessen, A)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
RICHARD J. VIEIRA,
MICHAEL MARTEL, as Acting Warden of )
San Quentin State Prison,
DEATH PENALTY CASE
ORDER GRANTING PETITIONER’S
REQUEST TO MODIFY BRIEFING
SCHEDULE FOR PHASE III OF THE
Petitioner Richard John Vieira (“Vieira”) has submitted a request to modify the scheduling
order issued July 22, 2010, and last modified on October 27, 2011. Vieira’s counsel reports that
counsel for Respondent Michael Martel, as Acting Warden of San Quentin Prison (the “Warden”)
has no objection to the requested modification.
GOOD CAUSE APPEARING THEREFOR,
Vieira’s reply to the Warden’s memorandum of points and authorities in opposition to the
petition shall be filed on or before January 9, 2012.
The parties are encouraged to meet and confer about the need to conduct discovery. It is
anticipated that motions for formal discovery pursuant to Rule 6 of the Rules Governing
§2254 Cases or record expansion pursuant to Rule 7 of the Rules Governing § 2254 Cases
will be presented and resolved without altering the schedule for briefing the petition.
Vieira shall file his motion for an evidentiary hearing pursuant to Rule 8 of the Rules
Governing § 2254 Cases on or before January 23, 2012. The evidentiary hearing motion shall
be limited to identification of: (a) the claims for which a hearing is sought; (b) an offer of
proof as to the evidence sought to be presented; (c) a brief statement of the legal grounds for
the evidentiary hearing; and (d) an explanation of diligence exercised in state court to
develop the claims before the California Supreme Court (see 28 U.S.C. § 2254(e)(2)). In
light of the briefing of the petition, legal analysis and citation of authorities in support of
claims for which a hearing is sought will not be necessary. The exception to presentation of
legal analysis and citation to authority involves briefing the application of Cullen v.
Pinholster, 131 S.Ct. 1388 (2011), to Vieira’s entitlement to further evidentiary
The Warden shall file his opposition to the evidentiary hearing motion on or before February
20, 2012. The Warden may address therein any issues relating to Pinholster, supra,
pertaining to further evidentiary development.
Vieira shall file his reply to the opposition on or before March 26, 2012.
The matter thereafter will stand submitted.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: December 19, 2011
/s/ Anthony W. Ishii
Anthony W. Ishii, Chief
United States District Judge
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