UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 14, 2008
CORDELL R. JONES, PETITIONER,
JEANNE WOODFORD, SECRETARY, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Barbara L. Major United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER REQUIRING SUPPLEMENTAL LODGMENT
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, Petitioner Cordell R. Jones filed the petition for writ of habeas corpus currently before the court. Doc. No. 1. After reviewing the petition, as well as Respondent's answer and Petitioner's traverse, the Court finds it necessary to request supplemental information from the parties.
Rule 7 of the Rules Governing § 2254 Cases permits a district court to expand the record by directing parties to submit "additional materials relating to the petition." Rule 7, 28 U.S.C. foll. § 2254; also Cooper-Smith v. Palmateer, 397 F.3d 1236, 1241 (9th Cir. 2005). Therefore, and good cause appearing, this Court hereby orders Respondent to lodge the following supplemental information: (1) transcripts of any communication between Petitioner and the California Superior Court judge occurring during Petitioner's January 6, 2005 guilty plea, including the plea colloquy, and (2) any forms or information issued by the California Department of Corrections, issued pursuant to Petitioner's release on parole, and describing the length and conditions of that parole. These documents shall be lodged by January 21, 2008, and Respondent shall provide Petitioner with copies of the lodgments.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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