IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 19, 2011
CANDICE LEWIS, PETITIONER,
WALTER MILLER, RESPONDENT.
Petitioner is a state prisoner with counsel seeking a writ of habeas corpus. See 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Currently pending are petitioner's motion to stay and hold this action in abeyance until all of her claims are exhausted, and respondent's motion to dismiss because the petition contains unexhausted claims. Dckt. Nos. 3, 11. Petitioner raised the unexhausted claims in a petition for review filed in the California Supreme Court in Case No. S193203. See Dckt. No. 14, Ex C. A review of the California Supreme Court's docket shows that it issued a decision in Case No. S193203on July 13, 2011.*fn1 Because it appears the petition no longer contains unexhausted claims, petitioner's motion to stay, and respondent's motion to dismiss, will be denied as moot.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Petitioner's February 14, 2011 motion to stay is denied as moot.
2. The August 10, 2011 hearing on respondent's motion to dismiss is vacated.
3. Respondent's April 19, 2011 motion to dismiss is denied as moot.
4. Respondent shall file and serve an answer in response to petitioner's application within 60 days from the date of this order. See Rule 4, Fed. R. Governing § 2254 Cases. Any response shall be accompanied by any and all transcripts or other documents relevant to the determination of the issues presented in the application. See Rules 4, 5, Fed. R. Governing § 2254 Cases.
5. Petitioner's reply, if any, shall be filed and served within 30 days of service of an answer.