Sinquefield v. Warden, Stanton Correctional Facility
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 1/18/2023. (KAM)
2023 Jan-18 PM 03:10
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
DAVID EUGENE SINQUEFIELD,
WARDEN, STATON CORRECTIONAL
Case No. 1:22-cv-893-RDP-GMB
The Magistrate Judge entered a Report and Recommendation (Doc. 6) on December 27,
2022, recommending that the court dismiss Petitioner David Eugene Sinquefield’s petition for writ
of habeas corpus for lack of jurisdiction. Specifically, the Magistrate Judge found that the court
lacked jurisdiction over the petition because it is successive, and Sinquefield has not obtained an
authorizing order from the Eleventh Circuit. (Doc. 6). Although Sinquefield filed objections to the
report (Doc. 7), his filings do not address the court’s lack of jurisdiction, the successive nature of
his petition, or his lack of authorization from the Eleventh Circuit. Accordingly, his objections are
After careful consideration of the record in this case and the Magistrate Judge’s Report and
Recommendation, the court ADOPTS the Report and ACCEPTS the Recommendation.
Consistent with that recommendation, the court finds that Sinquefield’s petition is due to be
dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. A separate final judgment will be entered.
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 jurists would find the district court’s
assessment of the constitutional claims debatable or 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). The court finds
Petitioner’s claims do not satisfy either standard. If Sinquefield wishes to appeal, he must request
a certificate of appealability from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Fed. R. App.P. 22(b);
11th Cir. R. 22-1(b).
DONE and ORDERED this January 18, 2023.
R. DAVID PROCTOR
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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