Dorton v. Dickinson
ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE PETITIONER'S MOTION FOR EVIDENTIARY HEARING; VACATING HEARING. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on June 23, 2010. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/23/2010)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Before the Court is petitioner Jason Dorton's Motion for Evidentiary Hearing, filed May 24, 2010. Respondent Kathleen Dickinson has filed opposition; petitioner has not filed a reply. Having read and considered the papers filed in support of and in opposition to the motion, the Court deems the matter suitable for decision on the parties' respective submissions, VACATES the hearing scheduled for July 2, 2010, and rules as follows. On June 11, 1998, petitioner filed his petition for a writ of habeas corpus, which was dismissed by order filed December 28, 1998. On February 1, 2010, however, the Court granted petitioner's unopposed Motion to Reinstate. Thereafter, on February 24, 2010, respondent filed an answer to the petition, as well as a memorandum of points and authorities in support thereof, and, on May 10, 2010, petitioner filed a traverse and a reply memorandum. Petitioner's claims are presently under submission. // v. KATHLEEN DICKINSON, Warden Respondent. / JASON DORTON, Petitioner, No. C 98-2003 MMC ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE PETITIONER'S MOTION FOR EVIDENTIARY HEARING; VACATING HEARING United States District Court IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
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By the instant motion, petitioner seeks a finding that he is entitled to an evidentiary hearing. Because, as noted, the claims alleged in the petition are under submission, the Court has not yet determined whether petitioner has shown a dispute of material fact exists that may warrant an evidentiary hearing. Accordingly, the instant motion is hereby DENIED without prejudice. Should the Court, upon its review of petitioner's claims and the response thereto, determine that an evidentiary hearing on one or more of petitioner's claims is appropriate,1 the Court will notify the parties and schedule a status conference to address the manner in which such hearing will be conducted. IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: June 23, 2010
MAXINE M. CHESNEY United States District Judge
In determining whether an evidentiary hearing is appropriate, the Court will consider, in addition to the parties' respective filings in connection with the petition, the arguments made in the parties' respective filings in connection with the instant motion. 2
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