IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 3, 2010
WILLIE BOLDEN, PETITIONER,
JOHN HAVILAND, RESPONDENT.
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed an application for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Respondent filed an answer to the petition on November 30, 2009. Petitioner's traverse was due January 4, 2010. Petitioner did not file a traverse. Before the court is petitioner's February 23, 2010 motion for relief from judgment. Petitioner asserts he was unable to file his traverse in a timely manner due to a medical condition for which he was hospitalized. Because a judgment has not yet issued in this case, petitioner's motion is more properly construed as a motion for an extension of time to file a traverse.
Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that
1. Petitioner's February 23, 2010 motion is granted; and
2. Petitioner shall file a traverse no later than thirty days from the date of this order.
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