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Polanco v. Varano

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


October 28, 2009

JOSE POLANCO, PETITIONER,
v.
SUPERINTENDENT VARANO, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Mitchell S. Goldberg, J.

ORDER

AND NOW, this 28th day of October, 2009, upon consideration of the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, Respondents' Answer thereto, the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge M. Faith Angell dated May 27, 2009, and Petitioner's objections to the Report and Recommendation, and after a thorough and independent review of the record, it is hereby ORDERED that:

1. Petitioner's objections are OVERRULED;

2. The Report and Recommendation is APPROVED and ADOPTED;

3. The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is DENIED with prejudice and DISMISSED as untimely without an evidentiary hearing; and

4. There is no probable cause to issue a certificate of appealability. FURTHERMORE, upon consideration of Petitioner's "Motion to Amend Habeas Corpus In the Above-Captioned Matter," (doc. no. 11), wherein Petitioner requested that Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 129 S.Ct. 2527 (2009), be added to his Petition as "a newly-recognized constitutional right," it is hereby ORDERED that Petitioner's motion is DENIED as moot because his Petition is dismissed as time-barred.*fn1


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