IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
January 20, 2011
RICKY MUNEZ, PETITIONER,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Jerome B. Simandle
This matter having come before the Court upon Petitioner's motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence under 28 U.S.C. § 2255, [Civil No. 09-3860 Docket Item 1], on the grounds that he was denied effective assistance of counsel as guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment; the Court having considered the submissions of the parties in support thereof and opposition thereto and the evidence adduced at a hearing; for the reasons explained in the Opinion of today's date; and for good cause shown;
IT IS this 20th day of January, 2011, hereby ORDERED that Ground II of the Petition is DENIED, meaning that the entirety of the Petition has now been denied; and it is further ORDERED that a Certificate of Appealability is GRANTED as to denial of § 2255 relief on Ground II and DENIED as to Grounds I and III.
JEROME B. SIMANDLE United States District Judge
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