Kenton v. Escapule et al
ORDER Adopting Report and Recommendation and DENIAL OF CERTIFICATE OF APPEALABILITY and In Forma Pauperis Status, Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge 20 is accepted; the Clerk shall enter judgment denying Petitioner's Petition fo r Writ of Habeas Corpus 1 with prejudice; the Clerk shall terminate this action; a Certificate of Appealability and leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal are denied because dismissal of the Petition is justified by a plain procedural bar. Signed by Judge Neil V Wake on 8/27/14. (REW)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
Albert Dean Kenton,
Laura Escapule, et al.,
DENIAL OF CERTIFICATE OF
APPEALABILITY AND IN FORMA
Pending before the Court is the Report and Recommendation (“R&R”) of
Magistrate Judge James F. Metcalf (Doc.20) regarding petitioner’s Petition for Writ of
Habeas Corpus filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (Doc. 1). The R&R recommends that
the Petition be denied and dismissed with prejudice. The Magistrate Judge advised the
parties that they had fourteen days to file objections to the R&R. (R&R at 12 (citing 28
U.S.C. § 636(b)). Petitioner filed objections on August 22, 2014 (Doc. 21).
The Court has considered the objections and reviewed the Report and
Recommendation de novo. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b); 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) (stating that
the court must make a de novo determination of those portions of the Report and
Recommendation to which specific objections are made). The Court agrees with the
Magistrate Judge’s determinations, accepts the recommended decision within the
meaning of Rule 72(b), Fed. R. Civ. P., and overrules Petitioner’s objections. See 28
U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) (stating that the district court “may accept, reject, or modify, in whole
or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the magistrate”).
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Report and Recommendation of the
Magistrate Judge (Doc. 20) is accepted.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court enter judgment denying
Petitioner’s Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (Doc.
1) with prejudice. The Clerk shall terminate this action.
Having considered the issuance of a Certificate of Appealability from the order
denying Petitioner’s Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus, a Certificate of Appealability
and leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal are denied because dismissal of the
Petition is justified by a plain procedural bar.
Dated this 27th day of August, 2014.
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