IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 7, 2013
P.D. BRAZELTON, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Craig M. Kellison United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, brings this petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The matter is fully briefed and ready for a decision on the merits.
On October 9, 2012, the court informed respondent that he may elect to
have the matter decided by the undersigned upon consent.*fn1
The Clerk of the Court was directed to forward to respondent
appropriate consent election form, which respondent was directed to
complete and return within 30 days. More than 30 days have elapsed and
respondent has not informed the court regarding his election to
proceed before a Magistrate Judge. Respondent shall
show cause in writing within 20 days of the date of this order why
appropriate sanctions should not be imposed for failure to comply with
the court's October 9, 2012, order. See Local Rule 110. Submission of
the completed consent form, indicating respondent's election, will be
deemed an adequate response to both the October 9, 2012, order and
this order to show cause.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. Respondent shall show cause in writing, within 20 days of the date of this order, why appropriate sanctions should not be imposed for failure to comply with the court's October 9, 2012, order;
2. Timely submission of a completed consent form shall be deemed an adequate response; and
3. The Clerk of the Court is directed to forward to respondent the court's consent notice and form.