Phillips #840088 v. Rewerts
ORDER APPROVING AND ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION 8 ; denying petition for habeas corpus 1 ; certificate of appealability pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c) is denied as to each issue asserted signed by District Judge Hala Y. Jarbou (haw) Modified text on 6/4/2021 per chambers (eod)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 1:19-cv-842
Hon. Hala Y. Jarbou
This is a habeas corpus petition filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The matter was referred
to the Magistrate Judge, who issued a Report and Recommendation on May 3, 2021,
recommending that this Court deny the petition. The Report and Recommendation was duly
served on the parties. No objections have been filed, see 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), and the Court
issues this Order. The Court will also issue a Judgment in this § 2254 proceeding. See Gillis v.
United States, 729 F.3d 641, 643 (6th Cir. 2013) (requiring a separate judgment in habeas
IT IS ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge (ECF No.
8) is APPROVED and ADOPTED as the Opinion of the Court and the petition for habeas corpus
relief (ECF No. 1) is DENIED for the reasons stated in the Report and Recommendation.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a certificate of appealability pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
2253(c) is DENIED as to each issue asserted. See RULES GOVERNING § 2254 CASES, Rule 11
(requiring the district court to “issue or deny a certificate of appealability when it enters a final
order”). Petitioner has not demonstrated that reasonable jurists would find the Court’s rulings
debatable or wrong. Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473 (2000); Murphy v. Ohio, 263 F.3d 466, 46667 (6th Cir. 2001).
June 4, 2021
/s/ Hala Y. Jarbou
HALA Y. JARBOU
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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