The opinion of the court was delivered by: Landya McCafferty United States Magistrate Judge
On June 12, 2012, this court directed Moussa either to demonstrate exhaustion of the federal claims presented in this habeas action, or to seek a stay of this matter while he exhausts those claims in the state courts. See Order (doc. no. 11). Responding to that order, Moussa now moves for a stay (doc. no. 13).
The motion to stay (doc. no. 13) is GRANTED.
The court further orders:
1. Within thirty days of the date of this action, Moussa must:
a. commence state court proceedings to exhaust this matter; and
b. notify this court that state court proceedings have been commenced.
2. Every ninety days, beginning ninety days from the date of this order, Moussa must file a status report advising the court as to the status of the state court exhaustion proceedings.
3. Within thirty days of receiving a final disposition of the exhaustion proceedings in state court, Moussa must:
a. file a motion to lift the stay in this matter;
b. file a motion to amend the habeas petition; and
c. attach to the motion to amend:
i. a copy of the New Hampshire Supreme Court order or opinion serving as a final disposition of the state court exhaustion proceedings; and
ii. any notice of appeal, brief, motion, appendix, exhibit, order, or other document filed in or issued by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, or in any other state court, that demonstrates that the federal ...