IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 20, 2010
CHICO ROMERO WATTS, PETITIONER,
D. ADAMS, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner is a state prisoner proceeding pro se with a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. On May 5, 2010, petitioner's petition was stayed pursuant to King/Kelly, for petitioner to exhaust several additional claims in state court.*fn1 On July 8, 2010, petitioner filed a motion for "Guidance concerning procedures on how to file his claims." Doc. 22.
The undersigned will instruct petitioner similar to what was stated in the April 6, 2010, findings and recommendations. Once petitioner's claims are properly exhausted, he must immediately file a new amended petition in this court containing all of his exhausted claims.
Pursuant to the Local Rules, "every pleading to which an amendment or supplement is permitted as a matter of right or has been allowed by Court order shall be retyped and filed so that it is complete in itself without reference to the prior or superseded pleading."
L.R. 220. This is because, as a general rule, an amended complaint supersedes an earlier complaint. See Loux v. Rhay, 375 F.2d 55, 57 (9th Cir.1967).
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner's July 8, 2010 motion (Doc. 22) be vacated.