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James Lawrence Light v. Paul Copenhaver

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


July 12, 2012

JAMES LAWRENCE LIGHT,
PETITIONER,
v.
PAUL COPENHAVER,
RESPONDENT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER DISREGARDING PETITIONER'S MOTION TO AMEND AS MOOT IN LIGHT OF COURT'S JUNE 28, 2012, DISMISSAL OF PETITION [Doc. 8]

On June 28, 2012, the undersigned dismissed the petition for writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241, for failure to state a cognizable claim.*fn1

On July 2, 2012, Petitioner filed a motion to amend the petition for writ of habeas corpus. ECF No. 8.

In his motion to amend, Petitioner repeats his challenge to Amendment 750 of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, which, inter alia, modified the penalties for crack cocaine offenses, reducing the disparities between penalties for crack and powder cocaine. Amendment 750, retroactively, modified the penalties for crack cocaine offenses under the United States Sentencing Guidelines drug quantity table. ///

For the reasons explained in the Court's June 28, 2012 order dismissing the original petition for writ of habeas corpus, Petitioner's motion to amend is DISREGARDED as MOOT.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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