William Lewis v. Debra Dexter

Filing 63

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS by Judge Manuel L. Real, IT IS ORDERED that: (1) the Court accepts and adopts the Report and Recommendation, (2) the Court declines to issue a Certificate of Appealability (COA);1 and (3) Judgment be entered denying and dismissing the Petition with prejudice. Report and Recommendation (Issued) 62 (SEE ORDER FOR FURTHER DETAILS) (lmh)

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William Lewis v. Debra Dexter Doc. 63 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636, the Court has made a de novo review of the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus ("Petition"), Respondent's Motion to Dismiss, Petitioner's Opposition, the Court's Memorandum and Order, Respondent's Answer and Petitioner's Amended Traverse, all of the records herein and the Report and Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge ("Report"). // // // // // // v. DEBRA DEXTER, Respondent. WILLIAM LEWIS, Petitioner, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. CV 07-06857-R (VBK) ORDER (1) ACCEPTING AND ADOPTING THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE, AND (2) DISMISSING THE PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA WESTERN DIVISION Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS ORDERED that: (1) the Court accepts and adopts the Report and Recommendation, (2) the Court declines to issue a Certificate of Appealability ("COA");1 and (3) Judgment be entered denying and dismissing the Petition with prejudice. DATED: April 6, 2011 MANUEL L. REAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Under 28 U.S.C. 2253(c)(2), a COA may issue "only if the applicant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." The Supreme Court has held that, to obtain a Certificate of Appealability under 2253(c), a habeas petitioner must show that "reasonable jurists could debate whether (or, for that matter, agree that) the petition should have been resolved in a different manner or that the issues presented were `adequate to deserve encouragement to proceed further'." Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 483-84, 120 S.Ct. 1595 (2000)(internal quotation marks omitted); see also Miller-El v. Cockrell, 537 U.S. 322, 336, 123 S.Ct. 1029 (2003). After review of Petitioner's contentions herein, this Court concludes that Petitioner has not made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right, as is required to support the issuance of a COA. 2 1

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