Anderson v. Rathman

Filing 10

MEMORANDUM OPINION as more fully set out in order. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith, Jr on 05/30/14. (SPT )

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FILED 2014 May-30 PM 02:52 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA EASTERN DIVISION LASHAWN LORENZA ANDERSON, Petitioner, v. JOHN T. RATHMAN, Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) Case Number: 1:14-cvB00709-CLS) JHE ) ) ) ) MEMORANDUM OPINION On May 2, 2014, the magistrate judge entered a Report and Recommendation (doc. 6), recommending that the petition for writ of habeas corpus be dismissed without prejudice. Petitioner filed his objection on May 29, 2014 (doc. 9). The Court has considered the entire file in this action, together with the report and recommendation, and has reached an independent conclusion that the report and recommendation is due to be adopted and approved. Accordingly, the Court hereby adopts and approves the findings and recommendation of the magistrate judge as the findings and conclusions of this Court. The petition for writ of habeas corpus is due to be DISMISSED. A separate Order will be entered. To the extent 28 U.S.C. § 2253 is made applicable by the Court treating the petition as a motion pursuant to § 2255, the Court finds issuance of a certificate of appealability inappropriate. This Court may issue a certificate of appealability “only if the applicant has a made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right.” 28 U.S.C. 2253(c)(2). To make such a showing, a “petitioner must demonstrate that reasonable jurist would find the district court’s assessment of the constitutional claims debatable and wrong,” Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000), or that “the issues presented were adequate to deserve encouragement to proceed further.” Miller-El v. Cockrell, 537 U.S. 322, 336 (2003) (internal quotations omitted). This Court finds Petitioner’s claims do not satisfy either standard. DONE this 30th day of May, 2014. ______________________________ United States District Judge

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