IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 29, 2012
LOUIS PAUL SOTA, PETITIONER,
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner is a state prisoner proceeding through counsel. On October 25, 2012, petitioner filed a response to the court's order to show cause issued October 16, 2012. Petitioner requests either a finding that all issues have been effectively exhausted or, in the alternative, that petitioner be granted a stay of these proceedings pursuant to Rhines v. Weber, 544 U.S. 269 (2005). (Dkt. No. 16 at 3-4.)
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Respondents shall file a response to petitioner's October 25, 2012 filing (dkt. no. 16) within twenty-one days from the date of this order; and
2. Petitioner's reply, if any, shall be filed seven days thereafter.
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