Marrie v. Boyd et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge James H Hancock on 8/1/2012. (JLC)
2012 Aug-01 AM 09:26
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
TERRY LAMONT MARRIE,
WARDEN BOYD and the
ATTORNEY GENERAL OF
THE STATE OF ALABAMA,
Civil Action Number:
This is a habeas corpus case filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. It is brought by Terry Lamont
Marrie, an Alabama state prisoner acting pro se. On July 17, 2012, the magistrate judge entered findings
and a recommendation that Marrie’s motion to voluntarily dismiss (Doc. 8) is due to be granted and that
Marrie’s habeas petition is due to be dismissed without prejudice. (Doc. 9). Marrie has now filed an
objection to the magistrate’s findings. (Doc. 11). In his objections, Marrie states that he is in agreement
with that portion of the magistrate’s report that recommends the dismissal of his claims for habeas relief
without prejudice but that he “formally objects to the portion that is dismissed with prejudice.” (Doc. 11
at 1 (emphasis original)).
More specifically, Marrie explains that the magistrate judge has
misapprehended what claims he is asserting and the sequence of events underlying such claims. As a
result, Marrie argues, none of his claims should be dismissed with prejudice.
Regardless of any such alleged misunderstandings, however, it is clear from the magistrate judge’s
report that he has not recommended that any of Marrie’s claims be dismissed with prejudice. Rather, the
magistrate judge has recommended that Marrie’s motion to voluntarily dismiss is due to be granted to
allow him to exhaust available state remedies on whatever claims he is asserting and that the action is
due to be dismissed without prejudice in its entirety. Accordingly, Marrie’s objection is MOOT. Having
carefully reviewed and considered de novo all the materials in the court file, 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, Marrie’s motion to voluntarily dismiss (Doc. 8) is due to be GRANTED, and
his petition for writ of habeas corpus is due to be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. A separate
Final Judgment will be entered.
DONE this the
day of August, 2012.
SENIOR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?