IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 4, 2011
JIMMY LEE BILLS, PETITIONER,
KEN CLARK, ET AL., RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner appealed dismissal of this habeas petition in the district court, and, in a decision filed on December 8, 2010, the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded the case to this court. Counsel for the parties are to file simultaneous briefs within twenty-one (21) days, neither brief to exceed twenty pages, addressing how the newly articulated appropriate standard to determine eligibility for equitable tolling due to mental impairment should be applied to the facts of this case, and arguing the question of petitioner's diligence in seeking assistance, including whether any such assistance was available. The parties shall also state their positions regarding the taking of additional evidence on the issues above.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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