Gorman v. Kramer

Filing 15

SECOND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. Signed by Judge ARMSTRONG on 10/31/08. (lrc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/3/2008)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 v. IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA MICHAEL THOMAS GORMAN, Petitioner, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. C 07-2883 SBA (PR) SECOND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE MATTHEW C. KRAMER, Respondent. Petitioner, a state prisoner incarcerated at California State Prison - Folsom, filed a pro se petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254. He also filed a motion to stay the case pending exhaustion of his new claims in state court. This matter was initially assigned to the Honorable Judge Martin J. Jenkins. Judge Jenkins granted Petitioner's motion to stay the case while he exhausted new claims in state court. Petitioner subsequently notified the Court that he exhausted his new claims. He filed an amended petition containing such claims. In an Order dated March 30, 2008, Judge Jenkins reopened the case, lifted the stay, and ordered Respondent to show cause why a writ should not issue based on the cognizable claims in the amended petition. This matter was later reassigned to the undersigned. Respondent has not filed an Answer to the amended petition.1 Respondent shall comply with the briefing schedule outlined below without delay. Good cause appearing, the Court hereby issues the following orders: 1. The Clerk shall serve by certified mail a copy of this Order, Judge Jenkins's March 30, 3008 Order (docket no. 13), the Reassignment Order (docket no. 14), and the amended petition (docket no. 10) and all amendments and attachments thereto upon Respondent and Respondent's It is not clear whether Judge Jenkins's March 30, 2008 Order was ever served on Respondent. To date, he has not appeared in this action. 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 attorney, the Attorney General of the State of California. The Clerk shall also serve a copy of this Order on Petitioner at his current address. 2. Respondent shall file with this Court and serve upon Petitioner, within sixty (60) days of the issuance of this Order, an Answer conforming in all respects to Rule 5 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases, showing cause why a writ of habeas corpus should not be issued. Respondent shall file with the Answer a copy of all portions of the relevant state records that have been transcribed previously and that are relevant to a determination of the issues presented by the petition. 3. If Petitioner wishes to respond to the Answer, he shall do so by filing a Traverse with the Court and serving it on Respondent within thirty (30) days of his receipt of the Answer. Should Petitioner fail to do so, the petition will be deemed submitted and ready for decision thirty (30) days after the date Petitioner is served with Respondent's Answer. 4. Respondent may file a motion to dismiss on procedural grounds in lieu of an Answer, as set forth in the Advisory Committee Notes to Rule 4 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases. If Respondent files such a motion, Petitioner shall file with the Court and serve on Respondent an opposition or statement of non-opposition to the motion within thirty (30) days of receipt of the motion, and Respondent shall file with the Court and serve on Petitioner a reply within fifteen (15) days of receipt of any opposition. 5. It is Petitioner's responsibility to prosecute this case. Petitioner must keep the Court and Respondent informed of any change of address and must comply with the Court's orders in a timely fashion. Petitioner must also serve on Respondent's counsel all communications with the Court by mailing a true copy of the document to Respondent's counsel. 6. Extensions of time are not favored, though reasonable extensions will be granted. Any motion for an extension of time must be filed no later than ten (10) days prior to the deadline sought to be extended. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: 10/31/08 SAUNDRA BROWN ARMSTRONG United States District Judge P:\PRO-SE\SBA\HC.07\Gorman2882.2ndOSC.wpd 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA GORMAN et al, Plaintiff, v. KRAMER et al, Defendant. / Case Number: CV07-02883 SBA CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am an employee in the Office of the Clerk, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. That on November 3, 2008, I SERVED a true and correct copy(ies) of the attached, by placing said copy(ies) in a postage paid envelope addressed to the person(s) hereinafter listed, by depositing said envelope in the U.S. Mail, or by placing said copy(ies) into an inter-office delivery receptacle located in the Clerk's office. Michael Thomas Gorman California State Prison, Folsom Prisoner Id T80924 P.O. Box 715071 Represa, CA 95671 Dated: November 3, 2008 Richard W. Wieking, Clerk By: LISA R CLARK, Deputy Clerk P:\PRO-SE\SBA\HC.07\Gorman2882.2ndOSC.wpd 3

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