UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 16, 2010
MARTELL D. HERNANDEZ, PETITIONER,
DERRAL G. ADAMS, WARDEN, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Phillip S. Gutierrez United States District Judge
ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636, the Court has reviewed the First Amended Petition, all of the records and files herein, the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation, Petitioner's Objections, Respondent's Objections, and Petitioner's Response to Respondent's Objections. After having made a de novo determination of the portions of the Report and Recommendation to which Objections were directed, the Court concurs with and adopts the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Magistrate Judge.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED THAT the First Amended Petition is granted and that Judgment be entered granting a conditional writ of habeas corpus with respect to Petitioner's claim based upon Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79, 106 S.Ct. 1712, 90 L.Ed. 2d 69 (1986).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT the action is remanded for a new trial on all charges within ninety (90) days of this decision, plus any additional delay authorized under state law. If the State elects not to pursue a retrial, Petitioner shall be released from custody within ninety (90) days of the date the Judgment herein becomes final.
The Clerk shall serve copies of this Order and the Judgment herein by United States mail on counsel for Petitioner and on counsel for Respondent.
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