MOHAMMED ABEDI V. RANDY GROUNDS, No. 11-18010 (9th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
FILED NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS DEC 12 2012 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT No. 11-18010 MOHAMMED ABEDI, Petitioner - Appellant, D.C. No. 2:10-cv-03184-JAM-DAD v. MEMORANDUM* RANDY GROUNDS, Warden, Respondent - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California John A. Mendez, District Judge, Presiding Submitted October 25, 2012** Before: HUG, FARRIS, and LEAVY, Circuit Judges. California state prisoner Mohammed Abedi appeals pro se from the district court s judgment dismissing his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas petition as procedurally defaulted. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 2253, and we affirm. * This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by 9th Cir. R. 36-3. ** The panel unanimously concludes this case is suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2). We agree with the district court that the claims raised in Abedi s section 2254 petition are procedurally defaulted. See Walker v. Martin, 131 S. Ct. 1120, 1124-28 (2011) (holding that California s In re Robbins, 18 Cal. 4th 770, 780 (1998), rule constitutes an independent and adequate state procedural bar to federal habeas review, despite discretionary application). Moreover, Abedi has not demonstrated cause and prejudice to excuse the default, nor that a fundamental miscarriage of justice will result if his claims are not considered on the merits. See Coleman v. Thompson, 501 U.S. 722, 750-51 (1991). AFFIRMED.