CVSG on Whether Incompetency Should Stay Habeas Proceedings

This morning the Supreme Court called for the views of the Solicitor General in Ryan v. Gonzales, a habeas case arising out of the Ninth Circuit posing the question whether a habeas petitioner is entitled to a stay of the proceedings if the petitioner is not competent to assist counsel. This question is similar to that raised in Carter v. Bradshaw, a case from the Sixth Circuit about which I blogged over the weekend.