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Name: James v. Pliler
Case #: 98-56751
Court: US Court of Appeals
District 9 Cir
Opinion Date: 10/29/2001
Subsequent History: None

When presented with a habeas corpus petition which includes both exhausted and unexhausted claims, a federal district court must explain to a pro se petitioner that he can amend the petition by deleting the unexhausted claims and proceed with the exhausted ones, rather than the court dismissing the entire petition without prejudice.