Robinson v. Artus, No. 6:2005cv06199 - Document 30 (W.D.N.Y. 2010)

Court Description: ORDER finding no basis to alter or amend prior decision 27 re 26 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS as Lenell Robinson and also adhering to prior Decision and Order denying certificate of appealability. Signed by Hon. David G. Larimer on 1/11/10. (EMA)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK _______________________________________________ LENELL ROBINSON, Petitioner DECISION AND ORDER 05-CV-6199L v. DALE ARTUS, Superintendent, Respondent. ________________________________________________ This Court issued a Decision and Order (Dkt. #27) on December 14, 2009, adopting the Report and Recommendation (Dkt. #26) of United States Magistrate Judge Victor E. Bianchini, and dismissed the habeas corpus petition of Lenell Robinson ( Robinson ), who was convicted in 1999 of second degree murder and a firearms offense. I noted in my decision that the time within which to object to the Magistrate Judge s Report and Recommendation had long since elapsed and Robinson had failed to object. Two days after this Court entered its decision, Robinson filed his objections (Dkt. #28) to the Magistrate Judge s Report and Recommendation. Robinson claimed that he had been transferred to another facility for a court appearance without all of his legal papers and, therefore, was unable to file his objections in a timely manner. I accept Robinson s reasons for his late filing and will consider his objections now. I have reviewed Robinson s objections and find no basis to alter or amend my prior decision. I continue to believe that the Magistrate Judge s analysis of the facts, the law and the nature of Robinson s claims are correct. I agree with the Magistrate Judge that Robinson has failed to establish any constitutional violation. Therefore, I adhere to my prior Decision and Order of December 14, 2009 (Dkt. #27) denying and dismissing Robinson s petition for habeas corpus relief. I also adhere to my Decision and Order to deny a certificate of appealability. IT IS SO ORDERED. _______________________________________ DAVID G. LARIMER United States District Judge Dated: Rochester, New York January 11, 2010. -2-