see also People v. McCorkle, 95 N.Y.2d 936, 721 N.Y.S.2d 612,
744 N.E.2d 148 (2000).
On May 15, 2002, Magistrate Andrew J. Peck, to whom the
Petition had been referred, issued a thorough and detailed
report and recommendation ("Report") recommending that the Court
"deny Jamison's habeas corpus petition and deny a certificate of
appealability." Report at 52. On June 6, 2002, Petitioner filed
objections ("Petitioner's Objections") to the Report. On June
12, 2002, this Court received a letter from Respondent
("Respondent's Letter"), responding to Petitioner's Objections.
II. Standard of Review & Analysis
Having conducted a de novo review of the record herein,
including, among other things, the Report, Petitioner's
Objections, Respondent's Letter, and applicable legal
authorities, and recognizing the leniency which should be
afforded to pro se litigants, Bey v. Human Resources Admin.,
1999 WL 31122, at *2 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 12, 1999), the Court adopts
the Report in its entirety and dismisses the Petition.*fn1
Because Petitioner has not "made a substantial showing of the
denial of a constitutional right," a certificate of
appealability will not issue. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2); see
United States v. Perez, 129 F.3d 255, 260 (2d Cir. 1997).
The Petition is dismissed and the Clerk of Court is
respectfully requested to close this case.