IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 13, 2013
RANDY DEAN PIERCE, PETITIONER,
R.H. TRIMBLE, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. By order of September 17, 2012, respondent's motion to dismiss was granted in part, and claims one, two, three and four were dismissed as untimely. Petitioner was informed of the deficiencies in his actual innocence claim and granted twenty-one days in which to file further briefing regarding this claim. Petitioner was warned that failure to file the required briefing would result in dismissal of that claim as well as the petition. (Dkt. no. 19.) Petitioner then received two extensions of time, with his briefing due within thirty days of the latest November 27, 2012 order. At that time, petitioner was informed that no further extensions of time would be granted. (Dkt. no. 24.)
Petitioner has not filed further briefing. For the reasons stated in this court's September 17, 2012 order, IT IS ORDERED that:
1. Petitioner's actual innocence claim is dismissed;
2. This action is dismissed.
3. A certificate of appealability should not issue.*fn1