IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 19, 2012
PAUL BANCHICH, PETITIONER,
RAUL LOPEZ, WARDEN, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner is a state prisoner proceeding without counsel. On September 27, 2012, petitioner filed a motion requesting access to the prison law library to enable him to file an opposition to the pending motion to dismiss. On October 15, 2012, the court ordered respondent to inquire as to petitioner's access to the law library, and to file a declaration addressing such access. However, on October 15, 2012, petitioner filed a 46 page opposition to the motion, which was entered on the court's docket on October 16, 2012. Thus, it appears petitioner's motion is moot.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Petitioner's September 27, 2012 motion (dkt. no. 42) is denied without prejudice;
2. The October 15, 2012 order (dkt. no. 44) is vacated, and respondent is relieved of the obligation to respond thereto; and
3. Respondent shall file a reply to the October 15, 2012 opposition within seven days from the date of this order.
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