IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
April 15, 2011
IRA A. JOHNSON, PETITIONER
PAUL K. SMEAL, ET AL., RESPONDENTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Carol Sandra Moore Wells United States Magistrate Judge
AND NOW, this 15th day of April, 2011, upon consideration of Petitioner's Protective Petition for an Extended Order of Stay and/or Abeyance (Document No. 8), the Commonwealth's Response thereto (Document No. 11), Petitioner's Supplemental Memoranda (Document No. 20), the Commonwealth's Supplemental Memorandum (Document No. 21), and for the reasons explained in the Court's Memorandum of today, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. Petitioner's request for an extended stay is GRANTED; and
2. Within thirty (30) days of state court determination of his currently-pending third Post Conviction Relief Act petition, Petitioner shall plead a cognizable claim in federal court based upon the newly discovered facts provided by Terrance Johnson on August 24, 2010.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
BY THE COURT:
Carol Sandra Moore Wells
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