Slaughter v Baker et al
ORDERED that petitioner's unopposed motion for extension of time (ECF No. 12 ) is GRANTED. FURTHER ORDERED that petitioner's motion for leave to conduct discovery and for court order to obtain documents and depositions (ECF No. 28 ) is GRANTED. Discovery shall be completed by 1/19/2018. Signed by Judge Robert C. Jones on 11/20/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DRM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Case No. 3:16-cv-00721-RCJ-WGC
RENEE BAKER, et al.,
Petitioner has filed an unopposed motion for extension of time (third request) (ECF No. 12),
which the court grants.
Currently before the court are petitioner’s first amended petition (ECF No. 14) and motion
for leave to conduct discovery and for court order to obtain documents and depositions (ECF No.
28). Respondents oppose the discovery motion (ECF No. 29), and petitioner has replied (ECF No.
The court finds that petitioner has shown good cause for the five requests for discovery, for
the reasons stated in petitioner’s motion. Additionally, the court is not persuaded by respondents’
argument that the request is premature because under 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d)(1) and Cullen v.
Pinholster, 563 U.S. 170 (2011), the court’s review is limited to the record before the state court. If
petitioner can persuade the court that the state courts unreasonably applied federal law, then
Pinholster and § 2254(d)(1) would not apply. If petitioner learns facts that lead to him presenting
new claims, and if this court needs to consider those claims on their merits, then Pinholster and
§ 2254(d)(1) would not apply.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that petitioner’s unopposed motion for extension of time
(third request) (ECF No. 12) is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that petitioner’s motion for leave to conduct discovery and for
court order to obtain documents and depositions (ECF No. 28) is GRANTED. Discovery shall be
completed within sixty (60) days from the date on which this Order is entered. Petitioner shall have
thirty (30) days from the completion of discovery to file and serve any appropriate motion.
DATED THIS 20th day of November, 2017.
ROBERT C. JONES
United States District Judge
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