Robinson v. Price et al (INMATE 1)

Filing 3

RECOMMENDATION of the Magistrate Judge that: (1) the 28 USC 2254 petition for habeas corpus relief filed by James L. Robinson on 10/13/05 be denied; (2) this cause of action be dismissed in accordance with the provisions of 28 USC 2244(b)(3)(A) as th e petitioner has failed to obtain the requisite order from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals authorizing this court to consider a successive habeas application. Objections to R&R due by 10/31/2005. Signed by Judge Delores R. Boyd on 10/18/05. (sl, )

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Robinson v. Price et al (INMATE 1) Doc. 3 Case 1:05-cv-00980-MHT-DRB Document 3 Filed 10/18/2005 Page 1 of 4 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION JAMES L. ROBINSON, #121865, Petitioner, v. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:05-CV-980-T [WO] CHERLY PRICE, et al., Respondents. RECOMMENDATION OF THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE This cause of action is before the court on a 28 U.S.C. 2254 petition for habeas corpus relief filed by James L. Robinson ["Robinson"] a state inmate, on October 13, 2005. In this petition, Robinson challenges a 1988 conviction for third degree burglary entered against him by the Circuit Court of Houston County, Alabama. DISCUSSION A review of this court's records reveals that Robinson filed a previous habeas petition pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 2254 challenging the 1988 third degree burglary conviction imposed upon him by the Circuit Court of Houston County. See Robinson v. DeLoach, et al., Civil Action No. 94-T-365-S (M.D. Ala. 1996). In this prior habeas action, this court denied Robinson relief from his Houston County burglary conviction and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed this decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 2244(b)(3)(A), "[b]efore a second or Dockets.Justia.com Case 1:05-cv-00980-MHT-DRB Document 3 Filed 10/18/2005 Page 2 of 4 successive application permitted by this section is filed in the district court, the applicant shall move in the appropriate court of appeals for an order authorizing the district court to consider the application." "A motion in the court of appeals for an order authorizing the district court to consider a second or successive application shall be determined by a threejudge panel of the court of appeals" and may be granted "only if [the assigned panel of judges] determines that the application makes a prima facie showing that the application satisfies the requirements of [28 U.S.C. 2244(b)(2)]." 28 U.S.C. 2244(b)(3)(B) and (C). It is clear from the pleadings filed by Robinson that he has not received an order from a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals authorizing this court to consider a successive application for habeas relief. "Because this undertaking [is Robinson's] second habeas corpus petition and because he had no permission from [the Eleventh Circuit] to file a second habeas petition, . . . the district court lack[s] jurisdiction to grant the requested relief." Gilreath v. State Board of Pardons and Paroles, 273 F.3d 932, 933 (11th Cir. 2001). Consequently, the present petition for habeas corpus relief is due to be dismissed. Id. at 934. CONCLUSION Accordingly, it is the RECOMMENDATION of the undersigned Magistrate Judge that: 1. The 28 U.S.C. 2254 petition for habeas corpus relief filed by filed by James L. Robinson on October 13, 2005 be DENIED. 2 Case 1:05-cv-00980-MHT-DRB Document 3 Filed 10/18/2005 Page 3 of 4 2. This cause of action be DISMISSED in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 2244(b)(3)(A) as the petitioner has failed to obtain the requisite order from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals authorizing this court to consider a successive habeas application.1 It is further ORDERED that on or before October 31, 2005 the parties may file objections to the Recommendation. Any objections filed must specifically identify the findings in the Magistrate Judge's Recommendation to which the party is objecting. Frivolous, conclusive or general objections will not be considered by the District Court. The parties are advised that this Recommendation is not a final order of the court and, therefore, it is not appealable. Failure to file written objections to the proposed findings and advisements in the Magistrate Judge's Recommendation shall bar the party from a de novo determination by the District Court of issues covered in the Recommendation and shall bar the party from attacking on appeal factual findings in the Recommendation accepted or adopted by the District Court except upon grounds of plain error or manifest injustice. Nettles v. Wainwright, 677 F.2d 404 (5th Cir. 1982). See Stein v. Reynolds Securities, Inc., 667 F.2d T h e court notes that any 2254 petition filed by the petitioner is likewise subject to the one-year p e r io d of limitation contained in 28 U.S.C. 2244(d)(1). Moreover, the court finds that there are no c i r c u m s t a n c e s present in this case which "w o u l d entitle [R o b i n s o n ] in the interest of justice to transfer [ p u r su a n t to 28 U.S.C. 1631] or stay . . . because the limitations period had already expired before he filed" t h e instant habeas action. Guenther v. H o l t , 173 F.3d 1328, 1330-1331 (11 th Cir. 1999 ) . 1 3 Case 1:05-cv-00980-MHT-DRB Document 3 Filed 10/18/2005 Page 4 of 4 33 (11th Cir. 1982). See also Bonner v. City of Prichard, 661 F.2d 1206 (11th Cir. 1981, en banc), adopting as binding precedent all of the decisions of the former Fifth Circuit handed down prior to the close of business on September 30, 1981. Done this 18th day of October, 2005. /s/Delores R. Boyd DELORES R. BOYD UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 4

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