Parker v. Cartledge

Filing 31

ORDER RULING ON 29 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION It is ordered that respondent's motion for summary judgment is granted, and the petition is dismissed. It is further ordered that the magistrate judge's report and recommendation is adopted as the order of this Court. Signed by Honorable Patrick Michael Duffy on 07/13/2017. (egra, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA Roger Raynard Parker, Petitioner, vs. Larry Cartledge, Respondent. ) C.A. #8:16-2790-PMD ) ) ) ) ORDER ) ) ) ) ) This matter is before the court upon the magistrate judge's recommendation that respondent’s motion for summary judgment be granted. The record includes the report and recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B). Because petitioner is pro se, this matter was referred to the magistrate judge.1 This Court is charged with conducting a de novo review of any portion of the magistrate judge's report to which a specific objection is registered, and may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the recommendations contained in that report. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). No objections have been filed to the magistrate judge's report. Further, on December 1, 2009, the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts were amended to require a District Court to issue or deny a certificate of appealability when a final ruling on a habeas petition is issued. The governing law provides that: (c)(2) A certificate of appealability may issue . . . only if the applicant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right. 1 Pursuant to the provisions of Title 28 United States Code, § 636(b)(1)(B), and Local Rule 73.02(B)(2)(c), D.S.C., the magistrate judge is authorized to review all pretrial matters and submit findings and recommendations to this Court. (c)(3) The certificate of appealability . . . shall indicate which specific issue or issues satisfy the showing required by paragraph (2). 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c). A prisoner satisfies this standard by demonstrating that reasonable jurists would find this court’s assessment of his constitutional claims is debatable or wrong and that any dispositive procedural ruling by the district court is likewise debateable. See Miller-El v. Cockrell, 537 U.S. 322, 336 (2003); Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000); Rose v. Lee, 252 F.3d 676, 683 (4th. Cir. 2001). In this case, the legal standard for the issuance of a certificate of appealability has not been met. Therefore, a certificate of appealability is denied. A review of the record indicates that the magistrate judge's report accurately summarizes this case and the applicable law. For the reasons articulated by the magistrate judge, it is ordered that respondent’s motion for summary judgment is GRANTED, and the petition is dismissed. FURTHER ORDERED, that the magistrate judge’s report and recommendation is adopted as the order of this Court. AND IT IS SO ORDERED. July 13, 2017 Charleston, South Carolina 2

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