RAUL RAMOS, JR. V. EVANS, No. 10-55758 (9th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
FILED NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS NOV 28 2012 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U .S. C O U R T OF APPE ALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT RAUL RAMOS, Jr., Petitioner - Appellant, No. 10-55758 D.C. No. 2:08-cv-08070-JSL-SS v. MEMORANDUM * MICHAEL EVANS, Warden, Respondent - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California J. Spencer Letts, Senior District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted November 7, 2012 Pasadena, California Before: D.W. NELSON and O SCANNLAIN, Circuit Judges, and SINGLETON, Senior District Judge.** Petitioner Raul Ramos appeals the district court s denial of his petition for habeas corpus, brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. He argues that the state * This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by 9th Cir. R. 36-3. ** The Honorable James K. Singleton, Senior District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, sitting by designation. court unreasonably applied the Supreme Court's decision in Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U.S. 307 (1979), in concluding that there was sufficient evidence to find that his prior offense constituted a strike under the California Three Strikes Law. We disagree. Under AEDPA, we apply the standards of Jackson with an additional layer of deference. See Juan H. v. Allen, 408 F.3d 1262, 1274 (9th Cir. 2005). Under that deferential standard, a rational trier of fact could have found that Ramos s prior conviction constituted a strike. Ramos did not raise his claim under Apprendi v. New Jersey, 530 U.S. 466 (2000) in his federal habeas petition, and thus, the claim is barred under AEDPA s one-year statute of limitations. See 28 U.S.C.§ 2244(d)(1)(A). AFFIRMED.