Olson #59471 v. Arizona, State of et al, No. 2:2012cv02578 - Document 22 (D. Ariz. 2015)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER ADOPTING 20 Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge. Petitioner's Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is DENIED, terminating this case. The Clerk of the Court shall enter judgment. A Certificate of Appealability and leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal are DENIED because Petitioner has not made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right and the dismissal was justified by a plain procedural bar and jurists of reason would not find the procedural ruling debatable. Signed by Senior Judge Stephen M McNamee on 1/12/15. (LSP) Modified on 1/13/2015 (LSP).
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Olson #59471 v. Arizona, State of et al Doc. 22 1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 9 Christopher Todd Olson, No. CV-12-02578-PHX-SMM Petitioner, 10 11 v. 12 MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER Charles L. Ryan, et al., 13 Respondents. 14 15 Pending before the Court is Petitioner’s Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus 16 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. (Doc. 1.) The matter was referred to Magistrate Judge 17 18 Bridget S. Bade for a Report and Recommendation. (Doc. 7.) On April 2, 2014, the 19 Magistrate Judge filed a Report and Recommendation with this Court. (Doc. 20.) To 20 date, no objections have been filed. 21 STANDARD OF REVIEW 22 23 The Court “may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or 24 recommendations made by the magistrate.” 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C); see Baxter v. 25 Sullivan, 923 F.2d 1391, 1394 (9th Cir. 1991). Parties have fourteen days from the 26 27 28 service of a copy of the Magistrate’s recommendation within which to file specific written objections to the Court. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed. R. Civ. P. 6, 72. Failure to Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 object to a Magistrate Judge’s recommendation relieves the Court of conducting de novo review of the Magistrate Judge’s factual findings and waives all objections to those 3 4 5 6 findings on appeal. See Turner v. Duncan, 158 F.3d 449, 455 (9th Cir. 1998). A failure to object to a Magistrate Judge’s conclusion “is a factor to be weighed in considering the propriety of finding waiver of an issue on appeal.” Id. 7 8 DISCUSSION 9 Having reviewed the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, and no 10 Objections having been made by any party thereto, the Court hereby incorporates and 11 adopts the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation. 12 13 The standard for this Court to issue a Certificate of Appealability (“COA”) is 14 whether the applicant has “made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional 15 right .” 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2); Rule 11(a) of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases. 16 17 18 19 “Where a district court has rejected the constitutional claims on the merits, the showing required to satisfy § 2253(c) is straightforward: The petitioner must demonstrate that reasonable jurists would find the district court’s assessment of the constitutional claims 20 21 debatable or wrong.” Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000). “When the district 22 court denies a habeas petition on procedural grounds without reaching the prisoner’s 23 underlying constitutional claim, a COA should issue when the prisoner shows, at least, 24 that jurists of reason would find it debatable whether the petition states a valid claim of 25 26 the denial of a constitutional right and that jurists of reason would find it debatable 27 whether the district court was correct in its procedural ruling.” Id. 28 -2- 1 2 CONCLUSION Accordingly, for the reasons set forth, 3 4 5 6 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Court adopts the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge. (Doc.20.) IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Petitioner’s Petition for Writ of Habeas 7 8 9 10 11 Corpus is DENIED, terminating this case. The Clerk of the Court shall enter judgment accordingly. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a Certificate of Appealability and leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal are DENIED because Petitioner has not made a 12 13 substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right and the dismissal was justified 14 by a plain procedural bar and jurists of reason would not find the procedural ruling 15 debatable. 16 17 DATED this 12th of January, 2015. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -3-