USA v. Lewis
Order on Motion to Vacate (2255)
MINUTES OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ALASKA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DANIEL CARSON LEWIS
THE HONORABLE JOHN W. SEDWICK
CASE NO. 3:01-cr-149 (JWS)
Date: March 17, 2008
ORDER FROM CHAMBERS
At docket 227, with a supplement at docket 255, defendant Lewis moved
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to have his conviction set aside on grounds that he had
ineffective assistance of counsel. His argument was predicated on the proposition that
his lawyer failed to defend him on the basis that he was allowed to possess a "long gun"
as distinguished from other types of firearms. The magistrate judge has recommended
that the motion be denied in his report at docket 259. No objections have been filed by
Lewis. This court reviews the recommended conclusions of law de novo, and the
recommended findings of fact as to which no objection has been taken for clear error.
This court has applied that standard. As the magistrate judge has pointed out, Lewis'
argument fails as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Caron v. United States,
524 U.S. 308, 314-317, 118 S.Ct. 2007 (1998). The recommendation is correct in all
material respects, and based thereon Lewis' motion at docket 227 as supplemented at
docket 255 is DENIED.
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