Le v. Almager

Filing 25

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE by Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong. The Respondent shall file and serve an answer to the petition within (60) sixty days of issuance of this Order; petitioner may file a traverse within (30) thirty-days of receipt of the answer. The stay in this action has been lifted and the case is REOPENED. Petitioner's request for leave to amend the Petition is GRANTED. Signed by Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong, on 2/5/10. (lrc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/17/2010) Modified on 2/18/2010 (jlm, COURT STAFF). Modified on 2/18/2010 (jlm, COURT STAFF).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United 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. V.M. ALMAGER, Warden, Respondent. / DU LE, Petitioner, No. C 08-3293 SBA (PR) ORDER LIFTING STAY AND DIRECTING RESPONDENT TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THE WRIT SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Petitioner, a state prisoner, has filed this petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254. On November 14, 2008, the Court issued an Order granting Petitioner's request for a stay of proceedings while he returned to state court to exhaust his administrative remedies. On January 25, 2010, Petitioner informed the Court that his state proceedings had concluded, and he filed a first amended habeas petition containing his exhausted claims. (Docket 21.) Before the Court is Petitioner's motion to lift the stay of proceedings and implied motion for leave to file his first amended petition. Good cause appearing, the Court GRANTS the motion to lift the stay and GRANTS Petitioner leave to file his first amended petition. The Clerk of the Court is directed to mark Petitioner's first amended petition as filed on January 22, 2010, the date it was received. 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 The Clerk of the Court shall REOPEN this case and serve a copy of this Order and the first amended petition and all attachments thereto upon Respondent and Respondent's attorney, the Attorney General of the State of California. 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 state trial record that have been transcribed previously and that are relevant to a determination of the issues presented by the petition. 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. Otherwise, the petition will be deemed submitted and ready for decision thirty days after the date Petitioner is served with Respondent's answer. Petitioner is reminded that all communications with the Court, whether by way of formal legal motions or informal letters, must be through his counsel. 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 seven (7) days prior to the deadline sought to be extended. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: 2/5/10 SAUNDRA BROWN ARMSTRONG United States District Judge G:\Sbalc2\Keith\Prisoner\08-3293 - Le - Order Lifting Stay and OSC.wpd 2

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