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Orfanides v. Rogers

May 19, 2006

WILLIAM ORFANIDES, PETITIONER,
v.
GRACE ROGERS, RESPONDENT.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Greenaway, Jr., District Judge

OPINION

Petitioner, William Orfanides, filed a petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, on August 24, 2005. On October 4, 2005, Petitioner filed a Motion for the Appointment of Pro Bono Counsel (docket entry 5). No opposition was filed by Respondent. Having considered the motion, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 78, this Court shall deny the motion for appointment of counsel.

BACKGROUND

Petitioner filed a habeas petition, pro se, asking for relief based on the following claims:

1. Petitioner is entitled to a full and fair evidentiary hearing on his second Post-Conviction Relief ("PCR") motion.

2. Trial counsel was ineffective; therefore, Petitioner's plea was not knowing and intelligent.

3. Trial counsel was ineffective for failing to investigate; therefore, Petitioner's plea was not knowing and intelligent.

4. PCR Counsel was ineffective for failing to investigate.

5. Appellate Counsel was ineffective for failing to investigate.

6. State Court denied Petitioner due process for failing to adjudicate that Petitioner's plea was not knowing and intelligent due to Brady violations.

7. State Court denied Petitioner due process and equal protection on second PCR motion by refusing to adjudicate Brady claims.

8. State Court denied Petitioner due process by refusing to adjudicate the claim of "structural constitutional defect."

9. State Court denied Petitioner due process by refusing to adjudicate the claim ...


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