IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 4, 2011
WILLIAM THOMAS COATS, PETITIONER,
MICHAEL MCDONALD, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Carolyn K. Delaney United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner, a California prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. He challenges convictions entered in the Superior Court of Sacramento County in 2007.
A review of court records in Coats v. McDonald, CIV-S-09-1125 KJM KJN P reveals that petitioner has a petition for writ of habeas corpus pending in this court in which he also challenges his 2007 Sacramento County convictions. Pursuant to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision in Woods v. Carey, 525 F.3d 886, 890 (9th Cir. 2008), the court will order that the petition filed in this case be identified as an "amended petition" and filed in CIV-S-09-1125 KJM KJN P. The court will also order that this case be closed.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Petitioner's August 1, 2011 motion to proceed in forma pauperis is denied;
2. The Clerk of the Court rename the petition for writ of habeas corpus filed in this case "Amended Petition" and file it in CIV-S-09-1125 KJM KJN P; and
2. This case is closed.
Carolyn K. Delaney
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