Malloy v. Davenport, et al. (INMATE 3)
ORDER as follows: 1. The 25 Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge is ADOPTED.2. This 1 petition for writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 is DENIED.3. This case is DISMISSED with prejudice, because Malloy establishes no basis forfederal habeas corpus relief. Signed by Honorable Judge W. Harold Albritton, III on 4/26/2016. (dmn, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FORTHE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
ARTHUR BRENNAN MALLOY, #101329,
CARTER F. DAVENPORT, et al.,
CASE NO. 2:13-cv-784-WHA
This case is before the court on the Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge (Doc. #25),
and the Petitioner’s Objection (Doc. #26). The court has conducted an independent evaluation
and de novo review of the file in this case and, having done so, concludes that the objection is
Malloy, who is serving a sentence of life without parole as a habitual offender, argues
that the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles must render a (favorable) decision on his pardon
application. There is no statutory requirement that the Board "act on" his application, and, in any
event, Malloy has never submitted to the Board the requisite materials for receiving a pardon.
Malloy has never obtained or submitted the written approval of the judge who tried his case, the
district attorney, or a circuit judge in the circuit where he was convicted — a requirement under
Ala. Code § 15-22-36(c). He falsely claims that his pardon application was supported by
admitted facts from the district attorney. The district attorney's failure to respond to Malloy's
request for admissions (which the DA was not obligated to respond to) does not constitute an
admission of facts, despite what Malloy says. Finally, as noted in the Recommendation, even if
Malloy had submitted all the necessary materials, he has no liberty interest in receiving a pardon.
Nor does he have a liberty interest in having the Board formally deny his pardon application.
Alabama's pardons statute is framed in discretionary terms.
Malloy also reargues his claim that he submitted proof of his innocence to the Board. He
did not. His claim of "innocence" is based on a flawed legal argument that has been several
times rejected by the courts. Essentially, he argues that because the State's evidence showed he
was acting as a lookout in the robbery, he did not have the requisite intent to be convicted of the
Finally, Malloy claims that the denial of a pardon in his case violated his right to equal
protection because a white convicted felon, former Alabama Governor Guy Hunt (who was
convicted of a state ethics violation), was granted a pardon. Malloy did not mention the Hunt
case when presenting his cursory equal protection claim in his 2254 petition. Moreover, Malloy
does not demonstrate that he and Hunt were similarly situated. Nor does he show that Hunt,
unlike him, failed to submit the required materials for being considered for a pardon.
Therefore, it is hereby ORDERED as follows:
1. The Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge is ADOPTED.
2. This petition for writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 is DENIED.
3. This case is DISMISSED with prejudice, because Malloy establishes no basis for
federal habeas corpus relief.
DONE this 26th day of April, 2016.
/s/ W. Harold Albritton
W. HAROLD ALBRITTON
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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