IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 22, 2012
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RESPONDENT,
D'ANGELO DOMINICO DAVIS, MOVANT.
On June 4, 2012, the undersigned issued an order requiring movant to file and serve either a motion for leave to amend his pending § 2255 motion or a notice that no such motion for leave to amend would be filed by June 11, 2012. Thereafter, movant's counsel sought reconsideration of that order by the assigned District Judge. On August 8, 2012, the assigned District Judge denied the motion for reconsideration and required that movant file his motion or notice that no such motion would be filed by August 13, 2012. (Doc. Nos. 300 & 302.) In compliance with that order, on August 13, 2012 counsel for movant filed a motion for leave to file an amended motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255.
Inexplicably, counsel for respondent has failed to respond to that motion in any way since it's filing. Under the Local Rules of this court, an opposition are statement of non-opposition to the pending motion to amend should have been filed long ago. See E.D. Cal. Local Rules 230(c) and 430.1(d). Moreover, this is not the first time the court has been required to direct counsel for respondent to take action in this matter. (See Doc. Nos. 262 & 285.) This court is not responsible for advising counsel when to respond to pending motions. Any future failure on counsel's part to timely respond to a pending motion will result in the imposition of sanctions, which may include counsel's failure to file opposition being deemed as a statement of non-opposition to the motion. See E.D. Cal. Local Rule 230(c). On this final occasion, the court will order respondent to file its opposition or statement of non-opposition to the pending motion for leave to amend filed by movant on August 13, 2012.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that within twenty-one days from the date of this order, respondent shall file its opposition or non-opposition to movant's motion for leave to file an amended motion to vacate, set aside, or correction his sentence. Movant's reply, if any, shall be filed within fourteen days after service of respondent's opposition. The court will issue a ruling on movant's motion without a hearing unless either party notifies the court within fourteen days from the date of this order that a hearing is requested.
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