Eastin v. Hobbs
ORDER ADOPTING 16 Report and Recommendations in their entirety; therefore, Eastin's amended petition for writ of habeas corpus 4 is dismissed with prejudice; Eastin is granted a certificate of appealability. Signed by Chief Judge J. Leon Holmes on 11/8/11. (vjt)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
MAX C. EASTIN
NO. 5:11CV00121 JLH-BD
RAY HOBBS, Director,
Arkansas Department of Correction
The Court has received the Recommended Disposition from Magistrate Judge Beth Deere
and has reviewed de novo those portions of the report and recommendation to which Eastin has
objected. The Court adopts the Recommendation as its own findings and dismisses Eastin’s
amended petition for writ of habeas corpus with prejudice. Document #4.
When entering a final order adverse to a petitioner, the Court must issue or deny a certificate
of appealability. See Rule 11 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States
District Court. A certificate of appealability may issue only if a petitioner has made a substantial
showing of the denial of a constitutional right. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)-(2). In this case, Eastin has
provided a basis for this Court to issue of a certificate of appealability on whether he has established
ineffective assistance of counsel as cause and prejudice to excuse his procedural default or as an
independent claim for habeas relief. For that reason, Eastin is granted a certificate of appealability.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 8th day of November, 2011.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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