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Saffold v. Carey

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


February 13, 2009

TONY EUGENE SAFFOLD, PETITIONER,
v.
THOMAS L. CAREY, RESPONDENT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: John A. Mendez United States District Judge

ORDER

Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding through counsel, has timely filed a notice of appeal of this court's January 8, 2009 denial of his application for a writ of habeas corpus together with a request for a certificate of appealability pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c).

A certificate of appealability may issue under 28 U.S.C. § 2253 "only if the applicant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2). The court must either issue a certificate of appealability indicating which issues satisfy the required showing or must state the reasons why such a certificate should not issue. Fed. R. App. P. 22(b).

For the reasons set forth in the magistrate judge's April 22, 2008 findings and recommendations, petitioner has not made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

1. Petitioner's January 9, 2009 request for a certificate of appealability is denied; and

2. The Clerk of the Court is directed to process petitioner's appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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