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United States v. Lai

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Nov 22, 2010
404 F. App'x 181 (9th Cir. 2010)


No. 09-16406.

Submitted November 16, 2010.

The panel unanimously concludes this case is suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed.R.App.P. 34(a)(2).

Filed November 22, 2010.

Erika R. Frick, Office of the U.S. Attorney, San Francisco, CA, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Dennis Chan Lai, Atwater, CA, pro se.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Samuel Conti, District Judge, Presiding. D.C. Nos. 3:07-cv-02155-SC, 3:87-cr-00359-SC.

Before: TASHIMA, BERZON, and CLIFTON, Circuit Judges.


This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by 9th Cir. R. 36-3.

Federal prisoner Dennis Chan Lai appeals pro se from the district court's order denying his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion as second or successive. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 2253, and we affirm.

The record reflects that Lai had filed a section 2255 motion on November 11, 1995, which this court rejected on the merits. Lai subsequently filed another section 2255 motion on April 13, 2007. The district court properly dismissed that motion because Lai had not obtained an order from this Court authorizing it to consider the motion. See 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b)(3)(A); Cooper v. Calderon, 274 F.3d 1270, 1274 (9th Cir. 2001) (per curiam).

To the extent Lai is applying for an order authorizing a second or successive petition, such request is denied. See 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b)(3)(C).

We construe Lai's additional arguments as a motion to expand the certificate of appealability. So construed, the motion is also denied. See 9th Cir. R. 22-1(e); see also Hiivala v. Wood, 195 F.3d 1098, 1104-05 (9th Cir. 1999) (per curiam).


Summaries of

United States v. Lai

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Nov 22, 2010
404 F. App'x 181 (9th Cir. 2010)
Case details for

United States v. Lai

Case Details

Full title:UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Dennis Chan LAI…

Court:United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Date published: Nov 22, 2010


404 F. App'x 181 (9th Cir. 2010)

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