Vieira v. Ylst

Filing 105

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)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 RICHARD J. VIEIRA, 9 10 11 12 13 ) ) Petitioner, ) ) vs. ) ) MICHAEL MARTEL, as Acting Warden of ) San Quentin State Prison, ) ) Respondent. ) _____________________________________ No. 1:05-CV-01492-AWI(DP) DEATH PENALTY CASE ORDER GRANTING PETITIONER’S REQUEST TO MODIFY BRIEFING SCHEDULE FOR PHASE III OF THE LITIGATION 14 15 Petitioner Richard John Vieira (“Vieira”) has submitted a request to modify the scheduling 16 order issued July 22, 2010, and last modified on October 27, 2011. Vieira’s counsel reports that 17 counsel for Respondent Michael Martel, as Acting Warden of San Quentin Prison (the “Warden”) 18 has no objection to the requested modification. 19 20 GOOD CAUSE APPEARING THEREFOR, 1. 21 22 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. 2. The parties are encouraged to meet and confer about the need to conduct discovery. It is 23 anticipated that motions for formal discovery pursuant to Rule 6 of the Rules Governing 24 §2254 Cases or record expansion pursuant to Rule 7 of the Rules Governing § 2254 Cases 25 will be presented and resolved without altering the schedule for briefing the petition. 26 27 28 3. 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 05dp1492OGrantPetr2ndReq2ModPhaseIIIBriefingSch.Vie.wpd 1 be limited to identification of: (a) the claims for which a hearing is sought; (b) an offer of 2 proof as to the evidence sought to be presented; (c) a brief statement of the legal grounds for 3 the evidentiary hearing; and (d) an explanation of diligence exercised in state court to 4 develop the claims before the California Supreme Court (see 28 U.S.C. § 2254(e)(2)). In 5 light of the briefing of the petition, legal analysis and citation of authorities in support of 6 claims for which a hearing is sought will not be necessary. The exception to presentation of 7 legal analysis and citation to authority involves briefing the application of Cullen v. 8 Pinholster, 131 S.Ct. 1388 (2011), to Vieira’s entitlement to further evidentiary 9 development. 10 4. The Warden shall file his opposition to the evidentiary hearing motion on or before February 11 20, 2012. The Warden may address therein any issues relating to Pinholster, supra, 12 pertaining to further evidentiary development. 13 5. Vieira shall file his reply to the opposition on or before March 26, 2012. 14 6. The matter thereafter will stand submitted. 15 16 IT IS SO ORDERED. 17 18 Dated: December 19, 2011 19 /s/ Anthony W. Ishii Anthony W. Ishii, Chief United States District Judge 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 05dp1492OGrantPetr2ndReq2ModPhaseIIIBriefingSch.Vie.wpd

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