UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
March 30, 2009
RASHAWN HANESWORTH, PETITIONER,
GARY GREENE, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: William M. Skretny United States District Judge
1. On March 4, 2004, Petitioner, proceeding pro se, commenced this civil action by filing a Petition in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York for a Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. (Docket No. 1.) Petitioner challenges his conviction upon a plea of guilty entered before the Honorable Russell C. Buscaglia in the Supreme Court for the State of New York, Erie County.*fn1 On June 15, 2004, this Court referred the case to the Honorable H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr., United States Magistrate Judge, for all proceedings necessary for a determination of the factual and legal issues presented, and to prepare and submit a report and recommendation containing findings of fact, conclusions of law and a recommended disposition of the case pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and (C). (Docket No. 14.)
2. Consistent with this Court's referral Order, Judge Schroeder filed a Report, Recommendation and Order recommending that Petitioner's Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus be denied. (Docket No. 34.) No objections to the Report, Recommendation and Order were received from either party within ten (10) days from the date of its service, in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C) and Local Rule 72.3(a)(3).
3. This Court has carefully reviewed Judge Schroeder's Report, Recommendation and Order, the pleadings and materials submitted by the parties, and concurs with Judge Schroeder's determinations. Accordingly, the Report and Recommendation will be accepted.
IT HEREBY IS ORDERED, that this Court ACCEPTS Judge Schroeder's Report, Recommendation and Order (Docket No. 34) in its entirety, including the authorities cited and the reasons given therein.
FURTHER, that Petitioner's petition seeking federal habeas relief (Docket No. 1) is DISMISSED with prejudice, for the reasons set forth in the Report, Recommendation and Order.
FURTHER, that because the issues raised in the petition are not the type that a court could resolve in a different manner, and because these issues are not debatable among jurists of reason, this Court concludes that Petitioner has failed to make a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right, 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2), and accordingly, a Certificate of Appealability is DENIED and shall not issue.
FURTHER, that this 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 as a poor person. Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438, 82 S.Ct. 917, 8 L.Ed.2d 21 (1962).
FURTHER, that the petitioner must file any notice of appeal with the Clerk's Office, United States District Court, Western District of New York, within thirty (30) days of the date of judgment in this action. Requests to proceed on appeal as a poor person 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.
FURTHER, that leave to appeal as a poor person is DENIED. FURTHER, that the Clerk of the Court is directed to close this case.