IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 26, 2011
GORDON JAMES WRIGHT, PETITIONER,
J HAMLET, RESPONDENT.
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed an application for a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The matter was referred to a United States Magistrate Judge as provided by 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule 302.
On June 14, 2010, respondent filed a motion to dismiss. On February 24, 2011, the magistrate judge filed findings and recommendations, which were served on petitioner and which contained notice to the parties that any objections to the findings and recommendations were to be filed within twenty-one days. Petitioner filed objections to the findings and recommendations on March 14, 2011.
In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C) and Local Rule 304, this court has conducted a de novo review of this case. Having carefully reviewed the file, the court finds the findings and recommendations to be supported by the record*fn1 and by the proper analysis.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The findings and recommendations filed February 24, 2011, are adopted;
2. Respondent's motion to dismiss is granted as to claims 1, 2, 8, 10, and 11; and also is granted as to claim 12, only to the extent this claim alleges appellate counsel failed to raise prosecutorial error on appeal; and otherwise denied.*fn2 Respondent is directed to file a response to petitioner's habeas petition addressing the remaining, properly exhausted claims within 60 days from the date of this order. Petitioner is directed to file a reply within 30 days after service of an answer.
3. The court declines to issue a certificate of appealability under 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2).