IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 11, 2008
PETER JORDAN CHIESA, PETITIONER,
MARTIN VEAL, WARDEN RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Arthur L. Alarcón United States Circuit Judge Sitting by Designation
This Court ordered Respondent to file an Answer to Petitioner's amended petition on or before December 9, 2008. (Doc. 29). To date, Respondent has failed to comply with this Court's order.
Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that
1. Respondent file an Answer on or before December 15, 2008, and show cause why sanctions shall not be imposed. See Thompson v. Hous. Auth. of Los Angeles, 782 F.2d 829, 830 (9th Cir. 1986) ("District courts have inherent power to control their dockets. In the exercise of that power they may impose sanctions . . . ."); and
2. Petitioner may file a Reply on or before January 12, 2008.
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