Conte v. Benedetti et al

Filing 19

ORDER GRANTING Rs' 11 Motion to Strike Index (# 8 -1). IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Rs' 7 Motion to Dismiss is GRANTED. This action is DISMISSED with prejudice as untimely. The Clerk of Court shall enter judgment accordingly. Signed by Judge Robert C. Jones on 10/27/2009. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DRM)

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T;7 J t L W 3 ' t 5 U N I ED STATES DI TR I T CO U R T T S C D I T R I T O F N EVA DA S C R I HA R D RALPH CO NT E , C Pettoner ii , VS . Case No.3:8- V- O61I RCJ-RAM ) 0CO -I O RDER JA M ES BENED ETT I etaI, , . R espondent , s Bef r teCoudar t ePettonf rW rt fHabeasCor us(/ )Respondent ' i n oe h eh ii o io p /1 , s Moto t Dim is(/ )Pe ion r Re p n e(/ 3 , dRe p n ens RepI ( 1 ) Th Co rf ds o s s /7 , ti e ' s c s /1 )an s o d t' y # 8 . e u ti t s n tat hsa t n i un i el an gr nst e Mo in (/ ) h t i c i s t y d a t h t /7 . o m o C ongr ss has lm ied t e t e i whi h a per on c n petton f r a wrt of habeas e it h i n m c s a ii o i cor uspur uantt 28 U. . .j2254: p s o SC A l- ear perod ofl iaton sbal appl t an applc ton f r a wrtofhabeas y i iti m l yo ia i o i oq uj bya per on i cust dy puruantt t ej dgmentofaSt t c ud. p sn o s oh u a e o The 21 I laton perod shal r n fom t e l t s of ltl m l l u r h ae t - 22 23 24 25 pc i n i vi l t n oft e Cons iuton (rIws oft e Unled St t s i r m oved, to n o a l o h tt l ? a h t ae s e l t e appI antwaj pr vent d for fl g by such St t acton; fh i c e e r p il n ae i ( )t e dat on lhih t ejdgmen bec m fnalbyt e conclsi n ofdiect Ah e chu tai h uo r r viw ort e explpton oft e tm e f rseekl g such r vi w , ee h ri hi o n ee' ( )t edat oqwhlht ei pedi entt flng an appl atoncr at dbySt t Bh e c h m r o' p I i ii ee q ae , b te dpenwohtf cntul arhas redgn?iialrSupri e ()hSaeoeClrththorgitnbeen tsyrcowa entlhe cgem d C te urm hc i e jhthas li newl t l d i yeonz yh t u e l t o g e e z by e ( ran d er ci y p l : o a e Cout dma ertoa t el a piabl t c s sonc l t rle iwjo D v c ol ea rve ' r a c ul have been dicover d t r ugh t e ex r ie ofdue dli ence. od s e ho h e cs l g 26 )te dat on whih t e f cualpr dlat oft e cai oqcll s pr sent d h e c h at e c e h lm am e 27 28 U. . .j2244( )1) Anytme spentpur uig a pr pery-i dappl atonf rsat post SC d( . i sn o l fl e i i o te c 28 convi ton r vi w or ot er c lat r lr vi w does notcountt w ar t i one- ear I iaton ci e e h ol ea e e o d hs y iti m l perod.28 U, . ,j 2244( )2) The perodofImiatonr sumeswhent e pos- onviton i SC d( . i iti e h tc ci 2 j dgmentbec mesfnal u o i uponisuanc ofte r mitt r Jeferonv.Budqe, F.d 1013, s e h e tiu . f s 419 3 3 1 1 n, ( t Ci, 00 ) 0 5 2 9h r 2 5 . 4 Pettoneragr ed t pl ad guiy i t e Ni t Judi i lDititCour oft e St t of ii e oe l nh t nh c a s rc th ae 5 Nevada t second degr e ki napi g and unl w f ladm i i t aton ofa contoled subst nce . o ed n au nsr i rl a 6 Ex 2 ( 8 2 ) Th ditit o rener daj d me t f o vc inonFeb ua y1 , 03, n . 5 # - 6 . e s r c u t t e u g n o c n it c o r r 9 20 a d 7 anamendedj dgmentofc nvitononFebr ar 25, u o ci u y 2003,t corectaclrcal r r Ex. or e i ero . 27 8 (/ - 9) Ex.28( 8- 0) Pettonerdi notdiecl appeal /8 2 . , # 3 . ii d r ty . 9 O n M ay 2, 2005, ii nerfl d pr se a p stconvi ton habeas c r us petton i t e Pet o t i eo oci op i nh i l sat dititcour.Ex.30 (/ - 2) The c ur appoit dcounselwhofld asupplment l 0 t e s rc t /8 3 . ot ne , i e e a 11 petton.Ex,31(/ - 3) Ex.42 ( 9- ) The st t mov d t dim iste petton asuntmel ii /8 3 , . # 8. ae e o s s h ii iy 1 puruantt Nev.Rev,St t j34.26. Ex.33 (/ - 5) Thedititcoud denid te moton, 2 s o a. 7 /8 3 . src eh i 1 fndi g t at pur uantt t e st t t , Pettoner had dem ons r t d good cause t excuse 3 in h, s o h a ue ii ta e o 1 4 1 5 1 6 1 7 1 8 applcatono t e perod o I iaton,Ex. ( 9- ) Ulmat l,hedititcourdenidt e i i fh i fi t i m 40 # 6 . t e y t src i t eh petton.Ex.67 ( 10- ) Pettonerappeald,and te Nevada Supr me Cour afimed on i i # 9 . ii e h e t fr Jul 1 2007.Ex.88( 10- 0) Aferunsuccessulpettonsf rr hearng andr hearngpq y 7, # 3,t f ii o e i e ib n ,h r mii ris e on No e b r 2 0 . Ex 9 ( 1 - 8) a c t e e tt s u d tu v m e 28, 0 7 . 6 # 0 3 . Pet i nercommenc d t i ac i n on November18, io t e h s to 2008, when r t i edcounselied e an fl 1 t e Pe ion ( 1 . 9 h ti # ) t 2 0 Nobodydiput st atPettonerfld t i acin mor t an a yearaferhi jdgment seh ii ie hs to eh t su 21 ofconvi ton becam e fnal M or t an t o y ar passed bet een t e fnal y ofPettoners ci i. eh w e s w hii t ii ' 22 j dgmentofconvit nand te fl gofhi stt habeascor us pett n.Anoter356 day u ci o h ii n s ae p ii o h s 2 passed bet een t e i suanc oft e r m i iuri t e s at habeas c r us pr ceedi gs and 3 w hs e h e tt n h t e t op o n 2 t e com m encem entoft i ac i n. Even wih t e t l ng oft e perod ofIm iaton w hi t e 4h h s to t h ol i h i iti lh e 25 s at habeas cor us petton was pendi g,equiabl t li g i neces ar t excuse t e te p ii n t e o ln s syo h 26 untm elnes oft i acton. i i s hs i 27 Equiabl t li g of he perodofIm iatonmi htbeavai bl , Pettonermus show t e o ln t i i ti g l e but ii a t 28 .1) t at he has been puruig hi rght dii enty,and ( )t at some exr or iar .h ( s n s i s lg l 2h ta d n y - 2- 1 cr umsance st od i hi way. Pace v.Di uql l o,544 U, .408,418 ( 005) dTJ e ic t o ns ' ' G im e S 2 ,' h ( 2 one- ear st t t of Im iatons f r fl g a habeas petton m ay be equiabl t led i y a ue iti o in i ii t y ol f 3 ' xtaor i ar cicum s anc s beyond a prs ners c nt ol ake i i possi l t fl a petton e r dn y r te io ' o r m tm be o i e ii 4 on tm e. The prsonerm ustshow t att e ' xtaor i ar cicum st nces'wer t e cause of i' i h h e r dn y r a eh 5 hi untmel ess. Sni vnv.Moor ,345 F.d 796,799( t Ci.2003)( iatonsomitd) s ii ' t n's e 3 9h r ct i te . 6 ( he prsonerr us show t atte d xtapr iar cicursances'wer t e N i pt h h ' r dn y r p t q eh 7 8 9 1 0 11 12 jtoip rrXcursnrof Se ltclli'lJSC lIIiatoh bx-ddqajo1grtaetOIijlX 'njg''ldWlofezY t1Db prorhuy ci tjzejhosbegiRl tn ieeh xelm l lte ur r n yr msaSs : th falan or m dl'Otn y t qs of ad a j nce m ef m 'o c e h ln b e ta l r n n perod t an wher he encouqt r t pm att e end oflm iatons perod, Thl ih e es h h l ti i s I t e case beaqse,i t e prsonrl dii qnty pur ql g hi habeas petton, sh fh l sl l g sn s ii t e one- ear I latons perod wllor i arl gi e hI am pl opporuniy t h y lti m l l d n ly v m e tto over om e such eary obst cl s. c l ae Al n v.Lewi,255 F.d798,8OO ( t Ci. l e s 3 9 h r 2001)( iatonsomit d) ct i te . Pettonerchar ct rzes equiabl t li g as equi al ntt st t t r t li g: I st ps t e ii a ei t e o ln v e o a u o y o ln t o h Im iaton cl ck durng t e tm e t at i w as i possi l f r hi t fl a petton. For t e iti o ihi ht m b e o m o ie ii h 13 l4 pur os s oft i O r er t e Cour as um es t atPettonerhas debi t tng m uli l scl r si , pe hs d ,h ts h ii lai i tp e e o s and t atPettonercoul nothave fl d a habeas c r us petton bef r M ay 2,2005, hen h ii d i e op ii oe w 15 he fl d hi st t habeas cor us petton pr se. Pet i nerar ues t atbec use he c ul not i e s ae p ii o io t g h a od 16 1 7 hav fl d a petton bef r t at e,and because t e tm e t athe spent t e st t petton ei e ii o e h dat hi h on h a e ii was t led pur uantt 28 U. . .j 2244( )2) onl t r e hundr d ffy-ie days pas ed ol s o SC d ( , y he e i fv t s bet een t e i suance of t e r m itt r i t e st t habeas cor us pr ceedi gs and t e w hs h e tiu n h a e p o n h com m enc m entof t i acton. Pettonerf rher ar ues t at bec use of hi di ease and e hs i ii ut g h a ss l 8 l 9 20 becaus of t e tm e hi f m i t ok t r t i c unsel onl t e t it en day f om when hi e hi s a l o o e an o y , y h h re sr s 21 f m iy r t i ed cur entc uns lt t e com m enc m entoft i acton shoul count a l ean r o e oh e hs i d , 22 The Cour ofAppeal f rt e Ni t Cicui has notappl d a st p-he- l ck r l f r t s o h nh r t i e o t co ue o 23 24 eq i bl t ln of 4 ( ) Ise d,to k u one ut bet ln a ane ui bl c nc p . ut e ol g j22 4 d . n t a iIo s p q i l o l g s q t e o e t a i a i a A s not d i Al n, he pettonerm us dem ons r t causaton as par oft e r quiem entt at enlt e ii t ta e i ther h he be pur ui g hi r m edi s dii enty. See,e. . W al r n- am sey v.Pachol e,556 F. d s n se el gl g, do R k 3 25 26 27 1008 ( t Ci.2009) Gason v.Pal er 417 F.d 1030,103 ( t Ci.2005) Spisyn,3 5 9h r , .t m, 3 4 9h r , .t 4 F.d at799. I Lot v.Mueler 304 F.d 918 ( t Ci,2002) te cour det r ied tat 3 nt l, 3 9h r ,h t em n h - 28 3- l equiabl t li g m i ht be w ar ant d ,but i appled t e sam e causaton r l w hi h i had t e o ln g re t ih i ue ct 2 adopt d i Al n. 3O4 F. d at922- 6. I shor ,a pettonerdoes notsol e a pr bl m of enl e 3 2 1n t ii v oe 3 bei g I t by bei g l t r n ae n ae . 4 The Cour fnds t at m uch oft e del y bet een t e concl si n oft e st t habeas ti h h a w h uo h ae 5 cor us pr ceedi gs and t e com m encem entoft i acton was due t a I ck ofdii ence by p o n h hs i oa lg 6 Pettoner not because i was i possi l f rPettonert fl a petton. W al r n-R am sev ii , t m be o ii o ie ii do 7 i i s r ctve. The pet i ner i t at case ar ued t att e perod ofIm iaton shoul have s n tu i io t nh g hh i iti d 8 been equiabl t l d becaus he di nothave ac es t a1 ofhi I galr cor s. The c ur t y ol e e d c so I se ed ot 9 hel : d 1 0 11 12 13 Mor oy r ev n iW al r n- am sey m4yhavef ced sgm edi i ulydevel pi g e e , f do R a fc t f on hi cl l s wlhojt const n possessl n of aI of h1 r cor sl he hQs n t s am t at o I qe d o adequat l expl l ed why he fl d 34O days afer hI AEDPA deqdln. I ey an i e ts lf dioent he coul have pr par d a basi f r habeps pet i n and fd d I t l i d ee c om io t l to e satsf t e A ED P A deadlne or atI astcoul have fl d i I ss t an 340 da s ly h i e d le t e h It as umiqtat omeItne sc u ae s n h s al s o a e e nex u e . v e cs 1 556 F.d at101 ( m phassadded) Despie hi medialpr blms,Pettonerwas abl t 4 3 4e i . ts c oe ii eo 1 fl a st t habeas c r us petton pr s i M ay 2005. Pettonerk ew , 5 ie ae op ii o en ii n shorl aferhe fl d ty t ie 1 t e st t petton, hathe had a pr bl m w i tm elness. However i st ad offl g a petton 6 h a e ii t oe ti i h ,n e ii n ii 1 i t i Cour rghtafer he c ncl sonofhi st t - our pr c edi gs, ii nerwaied al os 7 n hs ti t t o ui s a e c t o e n Petto t mt I a year H i ar um en t at he c ul notfl anyt i g untlhi f m i r t i ed couns lon 8 .sg th od ie hn i s a l e an y e 1 Novem ber5, 9 2008, s notper uasi e, ause Pettonerhad dem onstat d t athe was abl i s v bec ii re h e 20 t fl a petton pr s , o ie ii o e and t i Cour can appoi tcounsel o r pr senti di entpettoner . hs t n tee ng ii s z 21 See 1 U. . .5 3OO6A,Undertesecicumst nces,equiabl t lig i notwarant d, 8 SC h r a t e oln s re 22 23 24 25 26 27 ludgeMc eo n' agume tfraso -h -lc r l di n th vemaort s p or.30 l K w s r n o tp teco k ue d o a j iy u p t 4 F.d a 926- 7 ( c e w n, ,c n urig i t ej d m e t. 3 t 2 M K o J o c rn n h u g n ) 7 cttoncrs counscldi tl apetton qui kl aferbei g r t i ed,butt atdoesnotc cuse p ii ' d ie ii cy t n c an h x 28 Pettoner sdel ybef r heret i ed counsel ii ' a oe an . - 4- 1 Respondent al o ar ue t at ii nerdi n tex aus hi avai bl r m edi s i s at s s g h Petto do h ts l ee a e nte 2 cour f r s m e of hi gr unds. The Cour wilnot addr s t i ar um en bec use i i to o so tl e s hs g t a ts 3 di m i si g t e ac i n. ssn h to 4 Alobef r t eCouri Respondent' i nt StieIdex( 11) Respondent not s oe h ts s Moto o rk n # . se 5 t att ei ldexofExhi is ( 8- )i ic rect andt eyfld a coreced Idex ( 1 ) The h h rn bt # 1 s n o r , hi e rt n # 2, 6 Cour gr nt t i m oton. t a s hs i 7 I I THEREFORE ORDERED t atRespondent 'Moton t Stie Idex (/ 1)i TS h s i o rk n /1 s 8 G R A NT E D . 9 I I FURTHER ORDERED t atRespondent ' int Dimis( 7)i GRANTED. TS h s Moto o s s # s 1 Thi acton i DI MI SED wih pr j die as untmel. The Clr oft e Cour shalent r 0 s isSS t eu c iy ek h t le ll jdgmentac or igl. u c dn y 1 2 13 14 DATED: Thi s day ofO ct ber 2009. o, 1 5 l 6 l 7 U nied t t s D i ti tJudge e s rc l8 1 9 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 - 5-

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