IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 8, 2011
WILLIAM THOMAS COATS, PETITIONER,
MIKE MCDONALD, WARDEN, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner is a state prisoner proceeding without counsel. On April 5, 2011, the undersigned issued findings and recommendations recommending that petitioner's application for habeas corpus be denied. On August 1, 2011, petitioner filed a first amended petition for writ of habeas corpus. Once an answer has been filed, a party may amend a pleading only by leave of court or by written consent of the adverse party. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a). An answer was filed on October 20, 2009. Petitioner has filed neither a motion to amend nor a stipulation to amend the petition signed by all parties. Therefore, petitioner's amended petition will be disregarded.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner's August 1, 2011 first amended petition (dkt. no. 26) is disregarded.
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