Burrell v. Butler et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 12/15/2014. (KEK)
2014 Dec-16 AM 08:53
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
FREDDIE BUTLER, et al.,
Case No. 2:14-cv-1545-MHH-SGC
On October 16, 2014, the magistrate judge filed a report and recommended the Court
dismiss the petition for a writ of habeas corpus Farris Burrell filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254.
(Doc. 5). The magistrate judge found that Mr. Burrell has previously filed at least four § 2254
petitions attacking the same convictions he challenges in the instant proceeding. Because Mr.
Burrell did not provide a certification from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals allowing him
to file a successive petition, the magistrate judge concluded this Court lacks jurisdiction over this
petition. (Doc. 5 at 2). The magistrate judge further concluded that a certificate of appealability
should be denied. (Id.).
In response to the magistrate judge’s report and recommendation, Mr. Burrell filed
written objections. (Doc. 6). In his objections, Mr. Burrell asks the Court to allow the petition to
proceed. (Id. at 1). However, Mr. Burrell has not contested the magistrate judge’s conclusion
that the petition is successive. Neither has Mr. Burrell provided any indication that the Eleventh
Circuit has granted him permission to file the instant petition. Consequently, this Court lacks
jurisdiction over Mr. Burrell’s petition. 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b); Hill v. Hooper, 112 F.3d 1088,
1089 (11th Cir. 1997), cert. denied, 520 U.S. 1203 (1997).
Having carefully reviewed and considered de novo all the materials in the court file, the
Court ADOPTS the magistrate judge’s report and ACCEPTS her recommendation.
Burrell’s objections (Doc. 6) to the report and recommendation are OVERRULED.
Accordingly, the petition will be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. A certificate of
appealability is DENIED.
A final judgment will be entered.
DONE and ORDERED this December 15, 2014.
MADELINE HUGHES HAIKALA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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