United States District Court, E.D. California
November 20, 2014
RAY LEE VAUGHN, Petitioner,
RALPH M. DIAZ, Warden, Respondent
Ray Lee Vaughn, Petitioner, Pro se, CORCORAN, CA.
For Ralph M. Diaz, Respondent: Brian George Smiley, LEAD ATTORNEY, Office Of The Attorney General, Department of Justice, Sacramento, CA.
ORDER RE: FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS (DOC. 47) ORDER DENYING PETITIONER'S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION AND REQUEST FOR AN EVIDENTIARY HEARING (DOC. 34) ORDER DECLINING TO ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF APPEALABILITY ORDER DIRECTING THE CLERK TO SEND A COPY OF THIS ORDER TO THE NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
Lawrence J. O'Neill, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
Petitioner is a state prisoner who proceeded pro se and in forma pauperis with a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The matter was referred to the Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and Local Rules 302 through 304.
On October 1, 2014, the Magistrate Judge filed findings and recommendations to deny Petitioner's request for an evidentiary hearing, deny Petitioner's motion for reconsideration, and decline to issue a certificate of appealablity. The findings and recommendations were served on all parties on the same date. The findings and recommendations advised the parties that objections could be filed within thirty days and replies within fourteen days after the filing of objections. On October 23, 2014, Petitioner filed objections. Although over fourteen days have passed since the filing of objections, no reply to the objections has been filed.
In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C), this Court has conducted a de novo review of the case. The undersigned has carefully reviewed the entire file and has considered the objections; the undersigned has determined there is no need to modify the findings and recommendations based on the points raised in the objections. The Court finds that the report and recommendations are supported by the record and proper analysis.
Further, because the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has suspended consideration of Petitioner's pending appeal in case number 13-16773 until Petitioner's motion for reconsideration is ruled upon by this Court, the Clerk will be directed to send a copy of this order to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Accordingly, it is ORDERED that:
1. The findings and recommendations filed on October 1, 2014, are ADOPTED in full; and
2. Petitioner's request for an evidentiary hearing is DENIED; and 3. Petitioner's motion for reconsideration is DENIED; and
4. The Court DECLINES to issue a certificate of appealability; and 5. The Clerk of the Court is DIRECTED to send a copy of this order to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
IT IS SO ORDERED.