Duvardo v. Giurbino

Filing 37

ORDER by Judge Marilyn Hall Patel granting in part and denying in part 36 Motion for Certificate of Appealability (Attachments: # 1 CertServ) (awb, COURT-STAFF) (Filed on 2/4/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA JEFFREY LEE DUVARDO, Petitioner, v. GEORGE GIURBINO, warden, Respondent. / No. C 05-5428 MHP (pr) ORDER GRANTING CERTIFICATE OF APPEALABILITY IN PART Petitioner has filed a notice of appeal and request for certificate of appealability. See 28 U.S.C. 2253(c); Fed. R. App. P. 22(b). Petitioner has "made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right," 28 U.S.C. 2253(c)(2), and reasonable jurists would find debatable the district court's assessment of petitioner's claims that (1) his right to due process was violated because the evidence was insufficient to support the verdicts, (2) his right to due process was violated by the admission of expert opinion evidence, and (3) his right to due process was violated by the admission of impermissible character evidence, as discussed at pages 4-27 of the Order Denying Petition For Writ Of Habeas Corpus. See Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000). Accordingly, a certificate of appealability is GRANTED on these claims. (Docket # 36.) The certificate of appealability is DENIED as to all the other claims in the petition. The clerk shall process the appeal. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: February 2, 2009 Marilyn Hall Patel United States District Judge

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