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Lachance v. Cunningham

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK


January 9, 2009

VIRGIL L. LACHANCE, PETITIONER,
v.
SUPERINTENDENT RAYMOND CUNNINGHAM, RESPONDENT.

DECISION AND ORDER

This matter comes before the Court following a Report-Recommendation filed on November 18, 2008 by the Honorable Victor E. Bianchini, United States Magistrate Judge, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and L.R. 72.3 of the Northern District of New York. Report-Rec. (Dkt. No. 15). After ten days from the service thereof, the Clerk has sent the entire file to the undersigned, including the objections by Petitioner Virgil L. LaChance, which were filed on November 21, 2008. Objections (Dkt. No. 17).

It is the duty of this Court to "make a de novo determination of those portions of the report or specified proposed findings or recommendations to which objection is made." 28 U.S.C. § 636(b). "A [district] judge . . . may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the magistrate judge." Id. This Court has considered the objections and has undertaken a de novo review of the record and has determined that the Report-Recommendation should be approved for the reasons stated therein.

Accordingly, it is hereby

ORDERED, that the Report-Recommendation (Dkt. No. 15) is APPROVED and ADOPTED in its ENTIRETY; and it is further

ORDERED, that LaChance's Amended Petition for a writ of habeas corpus (Dkt. No. 3) is DENIED and DISMISSED in its entirety; and it is further

ORDERED, that no Certificate of Appealability shall issue with regard to any of Petitioner's claims; and it is further

ORDERED, that the Clerk serve a copy of this Order on all parties.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

20090109

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