White v. Hetzel et al (INMATE 2)
ORDER and OPINION ADOPTING 4 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION of the Mag Judge; the 28 USC 2254 petition for habeas corpus relief filed by petitioner is DISMISSED in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 2244(b)(3)(A) as petitioner has failed to obtain the requisite order from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals authorizing a federal district court to consider his successive habeas application. Signed by Honorable Judge W. Harold Albritton, III on 3/27/12. (djy, )
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
JAMES WHITE, #145017,
WARDEN GARY HETZEL, et al.,
CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:12cv175-WHA
ORDER AND OPINION
On March 2, 2012, the Magistrate Judge filed a Recommendation in this case to which
no timely objections have been filed. (Doc. # 4). Upon an independent review of the file in
this case and upon consideration of the Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, it is
ORDERED and ADJUDGED that the Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge be
and is hereby ADOPTED and that the 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition for habeas corpus relief filed
by petitioner on February 19, 20121 is DISMISSED in accordance with the provisions of 28
U.S.C. § 2244(b)(3)(A) as petitioner has failed to obtain the requisite order from the Eleventh
The petition currently under consideration by the court was signed by Petitioner
on February 19,2012. (See Doc. No. 1.) The law is well settled that a pro se inmate’s petition is
deemed filed the date it is delivered to prison officials for mailing. Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S.
266, 271-272 (1988); Adams v. United States, 173 F.3d 1339, 1340-41 (11th Cir. 1999); Garvey
v. Vaughn, 993 F.2d 776, 780 (11th Cir. 1993). “Absent evidence to the contrary in the form of
prison logs or other records, [this court] must assume that [the instant petition] was delivered to
prison authorities the day [White] signed it . . . ” Washington v. United States, 243 F.3d 1299,
1301 (11th Cir. 2001). In light of the foregoing, the court considers February 19, 2012 as the
date of filing.
Circuit Court of Appeals authorizing a federal district court to consider his successive habeas
Done this the 27th day of March, 2012.
/s/ W. Harold Albritton
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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