Contreras-Galdean v. Ryan et al
ORDER - The 20 Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge is accepted. A Certificate of Appealability and leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal are denied because dismissal of the habeas petition is justified by a plain procedural bar and jurists of reason would not find the procedural ruling debatable. The Clerk of the Court shall enter judgment denying and dismissing Petitioner's 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 with prejudice. The Clerk shall terminate this action. Signed by Judge Neil V Wake on 02/25/2016. (ATD)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
No. CV-15-00662-PHX-NVW (MHB)
Charles L. Ryan, et al;
DENIAL OF CERTIFICATE OF
APPEALABILITY AND IN FORMA
Pending before the Court is the Report and Recommendation (“R&R”) of
Magistrate Judge Michelle H. Burns (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 15 (citing 28
U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Rules 72, 6(a), 6(b), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Petitioner
filed objections on February 22, 2016 (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.
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
habeas petition is justified by a plain procedural bar and jurists of reason would not find
the procedural ruling debatable.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court enter judgment denying
and dismissing 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.
Dated this 25th day of February, 2016.
Neil V. Wake
United States District Judge
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