ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE INTRODUCTION
RICHARD SEEBORG, District Judge.
Petitioner seeks federal habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 from his state convictions. The third amended petition for such relief is now before the Court for review pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2243 and Rule 4 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases.
The third amended petition states cognizable claims. On or before
In 2012, a Santa Clara County Superior Court jury found petitioner guilty of two counts of annoying or molesting children, and one count of misdemeanor battery. The trial court found true various sentencing allegations. Consequent to these verdicts and findings, petitioner was sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison.
This Court may entertain a petition for writ of habeas corpus "in behalf of a person in custody pursuant to the judgment of a State court only on the ground that he is in custody in violation of the Constitution or laws or treaties of the United States." 28 U.S.C. § 2254(a). A district court considering an application for a writ of habeas corpus shall "award the writ or issue an order directing the respondent to show cause why the writ should not be granted, unless it appears from the application that the applicant or person detained is not entitled thereto." 28 U.S.C. § 2243. Summary dismissal is appropriate only where the allegations in the petition are vague or conclusory, palpably incredible, or patently frivolous or false. See Hendricks v. Vasquez, 908 F.2d 490, 491 (9th Cir. 1990).
As grounds for federal habeas relief, petitioner alleges (1) the prosecutor committed misconduct; (2) the trial court violated his rights in the ways detailed in the petition; (3) defense counsel rendered ineffective assistance in the ways detailed in the petition; and (4) the evidence of guilt was insufficient. When liberally construed, these claims are cognizable on federal habeas review.
On or before