CAROLYN K. DELANEY, Magistrate Judge.
Before the court is plaintiff's motion for reconsideration of the March 21, 2017 judgment dismissing this case as duplicative of an earlier-filed action,
Plaintiff argues that, even though both actions allege constitutional violations in the investigation leading up to plaintiff's 2001 murder conviction (since vacated), and both actions name Sacramento Detectives Keller and Woods as defendants, the instant case is not duplicative, as the prior case concerns a
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 42(a) permits the court to consolidate actions involving a common question of law or fact, and consolidation is proper when it serves the purposes of judicial economy and convenience. "The district court has broad discretion under this rule to consolidate cases pending in the same district."
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's motion for reconsideration (ECF No. 7) is granted;
2. The Clerk of Court is directed to vacate the order of dismissal (ECF No. 5);
3. The actions
4. The Clerk of Court shall file a copy of this order in both cases in order to notify all parties of the consolidation;
5. Upon filing this order, the Clerk of Court shall administratively close
6. All future filings shall be in
IT IS SO ORDERED.