IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 14, 2010
DENNIS LOUIS NELSON, PETITIONER,
JOHN W. HAVILAND, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner is a state prisoner proceeding without counsel and in forma pauperis in this habeas corpus action filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. This action was reassigned to the undersigned on February 9, 2010.*fn1 Respondent filed an answer to the petition on March 18, 2010. Although petitioner was informed by order filed January 20, 2010, that it was within his discretion to file and serve a reply to the answer (also called a "traverse"), within 30 days of service of the answer (Dkt. No. 8, at 2), petitioner seeks direction from this court regarding how to proceed (Dkt. Nos. 14, 15). The court will extend the time for the traverse.
Accordingly, for good cause shown, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner may file and serve, on or before June 11, 2010, his traverse.