IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 15, 2012
K. ALLISON, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, brings this petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Pending before the Court is a motion for reconsideration (ECF No. 22) of the Magistrate Judge's June 26, 2012, order.
Pursuant to Eastern District of California Local Rule 303(b), "rulings by Magistrate Judges . . . shall be final if no reconsideration thereof is sought from the Court within fourteen (14) days calculated from the date of service of the ruling on the parties . . . ."
Here, the motion for reconsideration of the Magistrate Judge's order was filed on July 15, 2012,*fn1 which is more than fourteen (14) days from the date of service of the Magistrate Judge's order. The motion is therefore untimely. Petitioner's request for an extension of time to file a traverse will be granted.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The motion for reconsideration (ECF No. 22) is DENIED as untimely;
2. No further motions for reconsideration of the Magistrate Judge's June 26, 2012, order will be considered;
3. Petitioner's request for an extension of time to file a traverse (ECF No. 22) is GRANTED; and
4. Petitioner may file a traverse within thirty (30) days of the date of this order.