Gomez v. Curry et al

Filing 20

ORDER DISMISSING PETITION AS MOOT AND FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH COURT ORDER. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on December 1, 2010. (mmcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/1/2010)

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Gomez v. Curry et al Doc. 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA ELKIN GOMEZ, ) ) Petitioner, ) ) v. ) ) B. CURRY, Warden, ) ) Respondent. ) ______________________________ ) No. C 07-4833 MMC (PR) ORDER DISMISSING PETITION AS MOOT AND FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH COURT ORDER United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 On September 20, 2007, petitioner, a California prisoner incarcerated at the Correctional Training Facility at Soledad ("CTF"), and proceeding pro se, filed the abovetitled petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254, challenging the denial of parole by the California Board of Parole Hearings. Thereafter, respondent filed an answer to the petition and petitioner filed a traverse. By order filed May 20, 2010, the Court directed the parties to file supplemental briefs setting forth their respective views as to the effect, if any, of the Ninth Circuit's recent decision in Hayward v. Marshall, 603 F.3d 546 (9th. Cir. 2010) (en banc). Respondent filed a supplemental brief on June 2, 2010; petitioner filed a supplemental brief on June 8, 2010. Recently, the Court was apprised that petitioner was released on parole at some point subsequent to the filing of his supplemental brief. Consequently, the Court, by order filed November 5, 2010, ordered petitioner to show cause why the instant petition should not be Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 dismissed as moot. The Court further informed petitioner that his failure to respond to the order within twenty days would result in dismissal of the petition. The Court directed the Clerk to serve a copy of the order on petitioner at his last known address at CTF. More than twenty days have passed from the date the Court's order was filed, and petitioner has not responded thereto. Further, the copy of the order sent to petitioner at CTF has been returned to the court as undeliverable, with a notation on the envelope that petitioner has been paroled. (Docket No. 19.) Accordingly, the instant petition is hereby DISMISSED, both as moot and by reason of petitioner's failure to comply with the Court's order to notify the Court of a change of address so as to avoid dismissal of the petition for failure to prosecute. (See Order to Show Cause, filed Apr. 14, 2008, at 3:18-21.) The Clerk shall close the file. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: December 1, 2010 _________________________ MAXINE M. CHESNEY United States District Judge United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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