UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 9, 2011
MANUEL DE JESUS ROBLES-OJEDA,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Marilyn L. Huff, District Judge United States District Court
ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF APPEALABILITY
On June 7, 2010, this Court sentenced Petitioner Manuel de Jesus Robles-Ojeda ("Petitioner" or "Defendant") to 46 months of custody for attempted entry after deportation in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326. (Doc. No. 19.) On July 19, 2011, Petitioner filed a motion to vacate his sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255. (Doc. No. 20.) On November 9, 2011, the Court denied Petitioner's claim for relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2255. (Doc. No. 30.) On December 5, 2011, Petitioner filed a notice of appeal (Doc. No. 31) along with a motion for certificate of appealability. (Doc. No. 32.)
Under AEDPA, a state prisoner seeking to appeal a district court's denial of a habeas petition must obtain a certificate of appealability ("COA") from the district judge or a circuit judge. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)(A). A COA may issue only if the applicant has made "a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2). "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).
Here, Petitioner pleaded guilty pursuant to a written plea agreement to an Indictment charging Petitioner with one count of attempted entry after deportation in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326 (a) and (b), and was sentenced to 46 months of custody. The court has reviewed the claims in the habeas petition and assessed their merits, and concluded that the petition should be denied. (Doc. No. 30.) Petitioner has failed to make a "substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2). Accordingly, the Court denies Petitioner's request for a certificate of appealability.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
COPIES TO: Manuel de Jesus Robles-Ojeda Register No. 18303-298 FCI Schuylkill, Federal Correctional Institution P.O. Box 759 Minersville, PA 17954 Office of the U.S. Attorney 880 Front Street, Room 6293 San Diego, CA 92101
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