IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
November 3, 2010
SAMUEL RANDOLPH, PETITIONER
JEFFREY BEARD, COMMISSIONER, PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS; LOUIS B. FOLINO, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AT GREENE; THIS IS A CAPITAL CASE AND FRANKLIN J. TENNIS, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AT ROCKVIEW, RESPONDENTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Christopher C. Conner United States District Judge
AND NOW, this 3rd day of November, 2010, upon consideration of petitioner's motion to reactivate federal habeas proceedings, to excuse exhaustion of state remedies in light of special circumstances, and to address the merits of all of petitioner's habeas claims (Doc. 31), and in light of correspondence from the Honorable Todd A. Hoover of the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County dated September 2, 2010 which informs the court that once petitioner's counsel apprises the Dauphin County court of the status of the medical records matter at issue in this case, "we will rule upon the representation claims, resolve any remaining discovery or pre-hearing issues, set a hearing as necessary, and proceed to [a] decision on the merits,"*fn1 (Doc. 42), IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT petitioner's motion (Doc. 31) is DENIED.
FURTHER, in light of disposition of the aforementioned motion (Doc. 31), IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT petitioner's motion for an order deeming petitioner's previously filed motion unopposed in light of respondents' failure to file an answer or brief in opposition*fn2 and granting the petitioner's motion to reactivate the federal habeas proceedings and consider the merits of all of petitioner's claims (Doc. 38) is DISMISSED as moot.