January 15, 2014
United States of America, Plaintiff,
Ysidro Juan Valdez, Defendant/Movant.
DAVID G. CAMPBELL, District Judge.
Movant Ysidro Juan Valdez, who is confined in the Corrections Corporation of America's Central Arizona Detention Center in Florence, Arizona, has filed a pro se Petition for Post-Conviction Relief, which the Court will construe as a Motion Under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence by a Person in Federal Custody. The Court will summarily deny the Petition.
On September 9, 2013, Movant filed a Notice of Appeal (Doc. 180) to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from the judgment of conviction and sentence. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has instructed the district courts that they should not entertain § 2255 motions while there is a direct appeal pending in either the Ninth Circuit or the Supreme Court. United States v. Deeb, 944 F.2d 545, 548 (9th Cir. 1991); Feldman v. Henman, 815 F.2d 1318, 1320 (9th Cir. 1987); see also United States v. Pirro, 104 F.3d 297, 299 (9th Cir. 1997); Rule 5, Rules Governing Section 2255 Proceedings for the United States District Courts, Advisory Comm. Note (1976) (absent extraordinary circumstances, the orderly administration of criminal justice precludes a district court from considering a § 2255 motion while review of the direct appeal is still pending). Accordingly, Movant's Petition will be denied without prejudice pending resolution of Movant's direct appeal.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Petition for Post-Conviction Relief (Doc. 195 in CR 11-2492-PHX-DGC) is denied and that the civil action opened in connection with this Motion (CV 13-2557-PHX-DGC (LOA)) is dismissed without prejudice. The Clerk of Court must enter judgment accordingly.