UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 3, 2009
LEONARD HALFIN, PETITIONER,
ROBERT A. HOREL, ET. AL., RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: James P. Hutton United States Magistrate Judge
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION TO ORDER STAY OF PROCEEDINGS
The petition for writ of habeas corpus filed in this case appears to raises issues which will be decided by the Ninth Circuit in Hayward v. Marshall, 512 F.3d 536, rehearing en banc granted, 527 F.3d 797 (9th Cir. 2008), Case No. 06-55392.
Accordingly, on January 30, 2009, the court directed the parties to show cause on or before February 20, 2009, why this matter should not be stayed temporarily pending the final disposition of the en banc rehearing granted in Hayward. (Ct. Rec. 11.) Counsel for respondent agrees the court should issue a temporary stay. (Ct. Rec. 19). Petitioner did not file a response. The time for filing a response expired February 20, 2009. (Ct. Rec. 11.)
After reviewing the record, this Court finds that a temporary stay is appropriate.
IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED:
1. The Court issue a stay of proceedings pending the final disposition by the Ninth Circuit of Hayward v. Marshall, 512 F.3d 536, rehearing en banc granted, 527 F.3d 797 (9th Cir. 2008).
2. The District Court Executive is directed to enter this Report and Recommendation and provide a copy to the parties and to the referring judge.
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