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Torres v. Elcore

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK


December 7, 2006

RAMON TORRES, PETITIONER,
v.
ROBERT ELCORE, RESPONDENT..

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Richard J. Arcara Chief Judge United States District Court

ORDER

On December 27, 2005, petitioner filed the instant petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The case was referred to Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), on September 11, 2006 On September 21, 2006, Magistrate Judge Scott filed a Report and Recommendation, recommending that the petition be denied.

Plaintiff filed objections to the Report and Recommendation on December 1, 2006.

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), this Court must make a de novo determination of those portions of the Report and Recommendation to which objections have been made. Upon a de novo review of the Report and Recommendation, and after reviewing the submissions of the parties, the Court adopts the proposed findings of the Report and Recommendation.

Accordingly, for the reasons set forth in Magistrate Judge Scott's Report and Recommendation, the petition for writ of habeas corpus is denied. The Clerk of Court is directed to take all steps necessary to close the case.

The Court finds that petitioner has failed to make a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right and therefore denies his motion for a certificate of appealability. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2).

The Court certifies, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that any appeal from this judgment would not be taken in good faith, and therefore denies leave to appeal in forma pauperis. Further requests to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis must be filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in accordance with the requirements of Rule 24 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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