Richardson v. Johnson
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Craig M. Kellison on 10/12/2016 ORDERING petitioner's petition for writ of habeas corpus is SUMMARILY DISMISSED; all other pending motions are DENIED as moot; no certificate of appealability shall issue; and the Clerk shall close this case. CASE CLOSED.(Yin, K)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ELLEN K. RICHARDSON,
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, brings this petition for a writ of
habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner has consented to Magistrate Judge
jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c) and no other party has been served or appeared in the
action. Pending before the court is petitioner’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus (Doc. 1).
On February 24, 2016, the court issued petitioner an order to show cause why her
petition for a writ of habeas corpus should not be summarily dismissed. Petitioner filed her
response with a motion for summary judgment. While she requests the court grant her summary
judgment, she fails to provided the court with any additional information which could be used to
find this court has jurisdiction over her challenge to a restitution order. See Bailey v. Hill, 599
F.3d 976, 980 (9th Cir. 2010). Petitioner has thus failed to show cause why her petition should
not be dismissed.
Pursuant to Rule 11(a) of the Federal Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases, the
court has considered whether to issue a certificate of appealability. Before petitioner can appeal
this decision, a certificate of appealability must issue. See 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c); Fed. R. App. P.
22(b). Where the petition is denied on the merits, 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. See Fed. R. App. P. 22(b). Where the petition is 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, 120 S.Ct. 1595, 1604 (2000)).
For the reasons stated above, the court finds that issuance of a certificate of appealability is not
warranted in this case.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Petitioner’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus is summarily dismissed;
2. All other pending motions are denied as moot;
3. No certificate of appealability shall issue; and
3. The Clerk of the Court is directed to close this case.
DATED: October 12, 2016
CRAIG M. KELLISON
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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