United States District Court, S.D. California
September 15, 2014
SAMUEL A. WEBSTER III, Petitioner,
DANIEL PARAMO, Warden, et al., Respondents.
ORDER (1) ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND (2) GRANTING PETITIONER'S REQUEST TO STAY
DANA M. SABRAW, District Judge.
This matter comes before the Court on Petitioner's request for a stay and abeyance of his federal habeas petition. Respondent filed an opposition to Petitioner's request. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Civil Local Rule 72.3, the request was referred to a United States Magistrate Judge for a Report and Recommendation ("Report"). On August 15, 2014, Magistrate Judge Nita L. Stormes issued her Report, recommending that the Court grant Petitioner's request. No party filed objections to the Report, and the time for doing so has expired.
This Court, having reviewed de novo the Magistrate Judge's Report, adopts the Magistrate Judge's recommendation in full and GRANTS Petitioner's request for a stay. This case is stayed pending exhaustion of state court remedies on Petitioner's two additional claims. Petitioner shall file in this Court, every ninety (90) days commencing with the filing date of this Order, a status report that details his progress in exhausting his additional claims in the state courts. Within thirty (30) days of the California Supreme Court's order resolving Petitioner's additional claims, Petitioner shall file a motion requesting that the instant stay be lifted, and that he be granted leave to file a First Amended Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner shall include a proposed First Amended Petition with that motion. The Clerk of the Court is directed to administratively close this case until further order of this Court.
IT IS SO ORDERED.