IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 25, 2008
RHONDA LEE LELAND, PETITIONER,
TINA HORNBECK, WARDEN, RESPONDENTS.
Petitioner is a California prisoner pro se with an application for writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner has filed a motion in which she seeks permission to seek certain items through discovery.
The court has authority to allow discovery in a habeas proceeding if the party requesting discovery shows good cause. Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases, Rule 6(a). The court has already recommended that this action be dismissed as time-barred and petitioner fails to show anything suggesting that further discovery would result in a different recommendation.
Therefore, petitioner has not shown good cause for discovery*fn1 and her motion for discovery will be denied.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner's request for leave to conduct discovery (#19) is denied.