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Barton v. Oregon Attorney General

United States District Court, D. Oregon

November 5, 2014

DAVID M. BARTON, Petitioner,
v.
OREGON ATTORNEY GENERAL, Respondent.

OPINION AND ORDER

MICHAEL J. McSHANE, District Judge.

Petitioner, pro se, brings this petition seeking habeas corpus relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner seeks to reverse and vacate two state court convictions for sexual abuse in the first degree, ORS § 163.427, because of alleged ineffective assistance of counsel. Judge Mark D. Clarke issued a Report and Recommendation on September 24, 2014, recommending denial. The matter is now before this Court. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B); Fed.R.Civ.P. 72(b).

This Court reviews all portions of the Report and Recommendation subject to objection de novo. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Commodore Bus. Machs. Inc., 656 F.2d 1309, 1313 (9th Cir. 1981). Petitioner timely filed objections. Upon review, this Court finds no error in Judge Clarke's Report and Recommendation, ECF No. 25. As indicated by Judge Clarke, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1966 (AEDPA), establishes a "highly deferential standard for evaluating state court rulings." Report & Recommendation 7, ECF No. 25. This Court is unable to find that the state court's application of the law was "objectively unreasonable" or that the state court's findings of fact were "actually unreasonable." See Exhibits to Answer Part B, 272-73, ECF No. 18-2.[1]

CONCLUSION

This Court ADOPTS Judge Clarke's Report and Recommendation, ECF No. 25, in full. David Barton's petition, ECF No. 2, is DENIED.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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