IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 13, 2011
ADAM M. RAYA, PETITIONER,
RONALD GROUNDS, RESPONDENTS.
ADAN M. RAYA, PETITIONER, V. RONALD GROUNDS,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
RELATED CASE ORDER
In both actions listed above, petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding without counsel, has filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Examination of the above-entitled actions reveals that these cases are related within the meaning of Local Rule 123(a), E.D. Cal. (2011). In both actions, petitioner challenges the validity of his 2007 Shasta County murder conviction.
Accordingly, assignment of the matters to the same judge is likely to effect a substantial saving of judicial effort and is also likely to be convenient for the parties.
The parties should be aware that relating the cases under Local Rule 123 merely has the result that the actions are assigned to the same judge; no consolidation of the actions is effected. Under the regular practice of this court, related cases are generally assigned to the judge and magistrate judge to whom the first filed action was assigned.
Therefore, IT IS ORDERED that the action denominated as 11-cv-2557 KJN P is reassigned to Magistrate Judge Brennan for all further proceedings, and any dates currently set in the reassigned case only are hereby VACATED. Henceforth, the caption on documents filed in the reassigned case shall be shown as 2: 11-cv-2557 EFB P.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court make appropriate adjustment in the assignment of civil cases to compensate for this reassignment.
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