Monk v. Racette

Filing 23

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION. The Court, having conducted a thorough review of the remainder of the R&R, finds no error, clear or otherwise. The Court therefore adopts Judge Smith's R&R. Petitioner's writ of habeas corpus is acc ordingly dismissed with prejudice. As Petitioner has not made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right, a Certificate of Appealability shall not be issued, see 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2); Lucidore v. NY State Div. of Parole, 209 F.3d 107, 111-12 (2d Cir. 2000), and the Court further certifies,pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that an appeal from this judgment on the merits would not be taken in good faith, see Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438, 445 (1962) (&quo t;We consider a defendant's good faith... demonstrated when he seeks appellate review of any issue not frivolous."); Burda Media Inc. v. Blumenberg, 731 F. Supp. 2d 321, 322-23 (S.D.N.Y. 2010) (citing Coppedge and noting that an appeal may not be taken in forma pauperis if the trial court certifies in writing that it is not taken in good faith). The Clerk of the Court is respectfully directed to enter judgment in favor of Respondent and close the case. So ordered. Re 18 Report and Recommendation. (Signed by Judge Kenneth M. Karas on 7/11/2017) (rjm)

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