Sheets v. Bledsoe

Filing 22

ORDER signed by Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr on 4/4/09 ORDERING a Certificate of Appealability SHALL NOT ISSUE re 21 Notice of Appeal filed by Daniel Dean Sheets. (Carlos, K)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Respondent. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 / Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has timely filed a notice of appeal of this court's March 13, 2009 dismissal of his application for a writ of habeas corpus for untimeliness. Before petitioner can appeal this decision, a certificate of appealability must issue. 28 U.S.C. 2253(c); Fed. R. App. P. 22(b). A certificate of appealability may issue under 28 U.S.C. 2253 "only if the applicant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." 28 U.S.C. 2253(c)(2). The court must either issue a certificate of appealability indicating which issues satisfy the required showing or must state the reasons why such a certificate should not issue. Fed. R. App. P. 22(b). /// 1 ORDER vs. EDMUND G. BROWN, DANIEL DEAN SHEETS, Petitioner, 2:07-cv-2214-GEB-KJM-P IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 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 Where, as here, the petition was dismissed on procedural grounds, a certificate of appealability "should issue if the prisoner can show: (1) `that jurists of reason would find it debatable whether the district court was correct in its procedural ruling'; and (2) `that jurists of reason would find it debatable whether the petition states a valid claim of the denial of a constitutional right.'" Morris v. Woodford, 229 F.3d 775, 780 (9th Cir. 2000) (quoting Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000)). After careful review of the entire record herein, this court finds that petitioner has not satisfied the first requirement for issuance of a certificate of appealability in this case. Specifically, there is no showing that jurists of reason would find it debatable whether the petition was timely under the AEDPA's statute of limitations. Accordingly, a certificate of appealability should not issue in this action. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: April 4, 2009 GARLAND E. BURRELL, JR. United States District Judge 2

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