Cole v. Felker, No. 5:2007cv05183 - Document 14 (N.D. Cal. 2008)

Court Description: ORDER GRANTING re 13 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Traverse. Signed by Judge Jeremy Fogel on 10/8/08. (dlm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/15/2008)
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Cole v. Felker 1 2 3 Doc. 14 DENNIS P. RIORDAN, Esq. (SBN 69320) DONALD M. HORGAN, Esq. (SBN 121547) RIORDAN & HORGAN 523 Octavia Street San Francisco, CA 94102 Telephone: (415) 431-3472 4 5 Attorneys for Petitioner EDDIE COLE 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 11 EDDIE COLE, Petitioner, 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 v. TOM FELKER, Warden of the High Desert State Prison, Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. C 07 5183 JF MOTION FOR FINAL, 10-DAY EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE TRAVERSE AND SUPPORTING MEMORANDUM Petitioner Eddie Cole, through his counsel, hereby moves the Court for a final, ten-day extension of time, from October 7, 2008, to and including October 17, 2008, to file his traverse and supporting memorandum in this habeas matter. In support of this motion, Donald M. Horgan declares under penalty of perjury as follows: 1. This office is counsel for petitioner Eddie Cole. 2. Petitioner filed a verified petition for a writ of habeas corpus on October 9, 2007 and a memorandum in support of the petition on December 6, 2007. The petition and memorandum challenge Mr. Cole’s state court conviction for second degree murder and imposition of a related firearm enhancement resulting in a state prison term of 40 years. 3. On February 13, 2008, the Court issued an order to show cause requiring respondent to respond to the petition within thirty days and permitting Mr. Cole to file a traverse to respondent’s answer within thirty days thereafter. -1Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4. Respondent subsequently sought and received two extensions of time totaling one hundred and twenty days to respond to Mr. Cole’s petition. 5. Respondent filed an answer to the petition on July 9, 2008. Petitioner thereafter 4 sought and received two extensions of time totaling sixty-one days to file his traverse to 5 Respondent’s Answer. 6 6. This motion is founded on the extraordinary press of business in this office which will 7 prevent us from filing the traverse and supporting memorandum by today’s date. Specifically, 8 during the past thirty days, we have been required to file an opening brief in the Ninth Circuit 9 Court of Appeals challenging our client’s federal court convictions on numerous counts of mail 10 fraud and theft of honest services, United States v. Garrido, et al., Central Dist. No. 04-1594 (B) 11 - SVW; an opening brief on appeal challenging our client’s multiple state court convictions for 12 insurance fraud, People v. Ghazey, First App. Dist. No. A120722; a reply supporting a petition 13 for review to the California Supreme Court challenging the Court of Appeal’s denial of a writ of 14 prohibition based on a double jeopardy claim in the murder prosecution of our client in the Los 15 Angeles County Superior Court, People v. Spector, Los Angeles Sup. Ct. No. BA255233; a 16 petition for review in the California Supreme Court as to the Court of Appeal’s denial of an 17 appeal challenging our client’s state court convictions for attempted murder, burglary, assault 18 with a deadly weapon, and arson, resulting in a life sentence, People v. Engel, Third App. Dist. 19 No. C054157; a sentencing memorandum in connection with our client’s conviction for second 20 degree murder arising out of a fatal dog mauling, People v. Knoller, San Francisco Sup. Ct. No. 21 181813-01; a federal court habeas corpus petition challenging our client’s state court 22 convictions for attempted murder and multiple counts of sexual assault, People v. 23 Eghtesadi, Cal. Third App. Dist. No. C043777; a revised opening brief in the Ninth Circuit 24 Court of Appeals challenging our client’s federal court convictions for conspiracy to obstruct 25 justice, perjury, solicitation to commit arson, mail fraud, and related offenses, United States v. 26 Mohsen (Northern Dist. No. CR 03-00095-01 WBS); a reply in support of an appeal challenging 27 our client’s state court conviction for first degree murder, People v. Posey, First App. Dist. No. 28 A118361; a motion in limine seeking the exclusion of certain testimony in the Spector matter, -2- 1 supra; supplemental briefing in opposition to the Department of Justice’s application to extradite 2 our client, a Mexican national and human rights activist accused by the Mexican government of 3 murder, In the Matter of the Extradition of Sergio Alfonso Dorantes Zurita, Northern Dist. No. 4 CR 07-90051 MISC (MEJ) MJJ; and an extensive district court motion for release on bail 5 pending conclusion of a Ninth Circuit appeal challenging the fraud, money laundering, and 6 related federal convictions of our client, the former prime minister of the Ukraine, United States 7 v. Lazarenko, Ninth Cir. No. 06-10592. 8 9 7. In addition, and apart from the traverse and supporting memorandum in this matter, during the next thirty days, we will be required to file an opening brief challenging our client’s 10 state court conviction for second degree murder and related gang and firearm enhancements 11 resulting in a sentence of 50 years to life in state prison, People v. Campos (San Francisco Sup. 12 Ct. No. 2170342); an amended complaint alleging negligence by the state Department of 13 Corrections in connection with its unsupervised release of a parolee who inflicted serious bodily 14 injuries on our clients, Schaller, et al., v. California, San Francisco Sup. Ct. No. CGC-08- 15 473684; an opening brief challenging our client’s state court conviction for first degree murder 16 resulting in a sentencing of twenty five years to life in state prison, People v. Smith, Fourth App. 17 Dist. No. G040107; supplemental briefing in support of an amended petition for a federal writ of 18 habeas corpus and extensive supporting memorandum challenging our client’s state court 19 conviction for first degree murder, resulting in a sentence of 25 years to life in state prison, 20 Woods v. Adams, Central Dist. No. SAVC 06-69 AHM (JWJ); a reply in support of a motion to 21 dismiss the superseding indictment in a federal perjury prosecution, United States v. Barry 22 Lamar Bonds, Northern Dist. No. CR 07 0732 SI; an opening brief on appeal challenging our 23 client’s multiple third-strike convictions for residential burglary resulting in a sentence of forty 24 years to life in state prison, People v. Bui, First App. Dist. No. A119404; a traverse and 25 supporting memorandum in support of a federal habeas petition challenging our client’s state 26 court convictions for several sex offenses, Galvan v. Yates, No. Dist. No. C 064143 RMW; and 27 an opening brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging our client’s federal court 28 convictions for conspiracy and securities fraud, United States v. Montesano, Central Dist. No. -3- 1 CR 03-00620 - TJH. 2 8. Mr. Cole is incarcerated. 3 9. In view of the foregoing circumstances, I respectfully request that the Court extend 4 the time for filing petitioner’s traverse and supporting memorandum for a final period of ten 5 days, from October 7, 2008, to and including October 17, 2008. 6 Executed this 7th day of October, 2008, at San Francisco, California. 7 8 /s/ Donald M. Horgan Donald M. Horgan 9 Counsel for Petitioner EDDIE COLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -4- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 EDDIE COLE, Petitioner, v. TOM FELKER, Warden of the High Desert State Prison, Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. C 07 5183 JF ------------------[PROPOSED] ORDER Good cause appearing therefore, the time for filing petitioner’s traverse and supporting memorandum is extended to and including October 17, 2008. 19 20 10/8/08 DATED: ___________ 21 22 JEREMY FOGEL 23 United States District Judge 24 25 26 27 28 1 2 3 4 5 PROOF OF SERVICE BY MAIL -- 1013(a), 2015.5 C.C.P. Re: Cole v. Felker No. C 07 5183 I am a citizen of the United States; my business address is 523 Octavia Street, San Francisco, California 94102. I am employed in the City and County of San Francisco, where this mailing occurs; I am over the age of eighteen years and not a party to the within cause. I served the within: 6 7 MOTION FOR FINAL, 10-DAY EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE TRAVERSE AND SUPPORTING MEMORANDUM ; [PROPOSED] ORDER 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 on the following person(s) on the date set forth below, by placing a true copy thereof enclosed in a sealed envelope with postage thereon fully prepaid, in the United States Post Office mail box at San Francisco, California, addressed as follows: Lisa Ashley Ott Deputy Attorney General 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 11000 San Francisco, CA 94102 [x] BY MAIL: By depositing said envelope, with postage thereon fully prepaid, in the United States mail in San Francisco, California, addressed to said party(ies); [ ] BY PERSONAL SERVICE: By causing said envelope to be personally served on said party(ies), as follows: [ ] FEDEX [ ] HAND DELIVERY I certify or declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on October 7, 2008 at San Francisco, California. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 /s/ Jocilene Yue Jocilene Yue