Hawkins v. Thomas et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION ADOPTING and ACCEPTING the 4 Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation. Signed by Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins on 12/15/2015. (JLC)
2015 Dec-15 AM 11:54
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
EARL PRESTON HAWKINS,
WILLIE THOMAS, et al.,
This case is a petition for a writ of habeas corpus brought by the petitioner, a
state prisoner proceeding pro se, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. On October 28, 2015,
the Magistrate ordered the petitioner to “to SHOW CAUSE in writing within
fourteen (14) calendar days from the entry date of this order why his § 2254 petition
is not due to be denied as barred by the statute of limitations provided by §
2244(d)(1)(A).” (Doc. at 6) (emphasis in original). On November 13, 2015, the
petitioner filed his response to that order. (Doc. 3). On November 18, 2015, the
Magistrate recommended that
Hawkins’s § 2254 petition be denied as barred by the statute of
limitations provided by § 2244(d)(1)(A).
Furthermore, in accordance with Rule 11 of the Rules Governing
2254 Proceedings, the undersigned RECOMMENDS a certificate of
appealability be DENIED.
(Doc. 4 at 9) (emphasis in original). No objections have been filed by any party.
Having carefully reviewed and considered de novo all the materials in the court
file, including the report and recommendation, the court is of the opinion that the
magistrate judge’s report is due to be and is hereby ADOPTED and her
recommendation is ACCEPTED. The Court EXPRESSLY FINDS that the petition
for writ of habeas corpus is time barred and therefore due to be DENIED and
DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. A Final Judgment will be entered.
DONE this the 15th day of December, 2015.
VIRGINIA EMERSON HOPKINS
United States District Judge
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