Guzman v. Spearman
ORDER Re: 22 Report and Recommendation. Signed by Judge Michael M. Anello on 7/14/2017. (All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(amk)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No.: 16cv2659-MMA (AGS)
ORDER DECLINING TO ADOPT
RECOMMENDATION OF UNITED
STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE TO
DISMISS GROUND SIX OF
[Doc. No. 22]
Petitioner Irwin Guzman, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed a Petition for
Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (“Petition”). See Doc. No. 1. On
July 13, 2017, the assigned magistrate judge issued an order to show cause as to Ground
Five of the Petition, and further recommended the Court dismiss Ground Six of the
Petition with leave to amend. See Doc. No. 22. The Court finds dismissal of Ground Six
to be premature at this time. As an initial matter, the Court previously ordered
Respondent to answer or otherwise respond to the Petitioner’s claims. See Doc. No. 14.
The response deadline is currently set for August 18, 2017. Id. As such, Respondent has
not had an opportunity to respond to the Petition. See 28 U.S.C. § 2243 (providing that a
response to the petition is required if the court does not grant the writ or summarily
dismiss the petition). Additionally, Respondent has not lodged with the Court all relevant
records. Further, the Court would prefer not to adjudicate Petitioner’s claims on a
piecemeal and ad hoc basis.
Accordingly, the Court DECLINES to adopt the magistrate judge’s
recommendation to dismiss Ground Six of the Petition.1
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATE: July 14, 2017
HON. MICHAEL M. ANELLO
United States District Judge
The Court notes that pursuant to the applicable rules, the parties were provided with fourteen
(14) days to file any objections to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. See Doc. No. 22. However,
based on the Court’s declination to adopt the recommendation to dismiss Ground Six, any such
objections are rendered moot and no objection period is necessary.
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