Jefferson v. Thomas et al

Filing 11

MEMORANDUM OPINION ADOPTING and ACCEPTING 9 Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation. Signed by Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins on 5/24/2016. (JLC)

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FILED 2016 May-24 PM 01:05 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION LARRY ANDRE JEFFERSON, Petitioner, v. WARDEN WILLIE THOMAS and THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA, Respondents. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 2:15-cv-1424-VEH-JEO MEMORANDUM OPINION This is an action on a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 by Larry Andre Jefferson, an Alabama state prisoner acting pro se. The magistrate judge to whom the case was referred for preliminary review has entered a report and recommendation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) that recommends that habeas relief be denied on the merits. (Doc. 9). No objections to the report and recommendation have been filed, and the time prescribed for doing so has expired. Having carefully reviewed and considered de novo all the materials in the court file, including the magistrate judge’s report and recommendation, the court is of the opinion that the magistrate judge’s findings are due to be and are hereby ADOPTED and his recommendation is ACCEPTED. Accordingly, the petition for a writ of habeas corpus is due to be DENIED and this action is due to be DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. Further, the court concludes that the petition does not present issues that are debatable among jurists of reason, so a certificate of appealability is also due to be DENIED. See 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c); Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484-85 (2000); Rule 11(a), RULES GOVERNING § 2254 PROCEEDINGS. A separate Final Judgment will be entered. DONE and ORDERED this 24th day of May, 2016. _______________________________________ VIRGINIA EMERSON HOPKINS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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