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Rossum v. Scribner

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


April 24, 2009

KRISTIN ROSSUM, PLAINTIFF,
v.
L.E. SCRIBNER, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Janis L. Sammartino United States District Judge

ORDER: GRANTING CERTIFICATE OF APPEALABILITY (Doc. No. 12.)

Kristin Rossum filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. On May 16, 2008, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler issued a Report and Recommendation ("R&R") recommending that the Court deny the petition. (Doc. No. 12.) Petitioner filed objections. (Doc. No. 16.) On April 8, 2009, the Court adopted the R&R's conclusions in full and it's reasoning in part and denied the petition. (Doc. No. 17.) On April 22, 2009, Petitioner filed a notice requesting a certificate of appealability.

A certificate of appealability is authorized "if the applicant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2) (2008). "A petitioner satisfies this standard by demonstrating that jurists of reason could disagree with the district court's resolution of his constitutional claims or that jurists could conclude the issues presented are adequate to deserve encouragement to proceed further." Miller-El v. Cockrell, 537 U.S. 322, 327 (2003); see also Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000). The Court must either (1) grant the certificate of appealability indicating which issues satisfy the required showing or (2) state why a certificate should not issue. Fed. R. App. P. 22(b).

In this case, a certificate of appealability is proper as to the issues presented in grounds one and two of the petition. Accordingly, the Court GRANTS Petitioner's requests for a certificate of appealability.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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