Jones v. Norris

Filing 16

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS 12 and granting 6 Motion to Dismiss filed by Larry Norris. Signed by Judge James M. Moody on 1/25/10. (bkp)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION HOWARD WAYNE JONES PETITIONER v. NO. 5:09CV00353 JMM LARRY NORRIS, Director of the Arkansas Department of Correction RESPONDENT ORDER The Court has received findings and a recommendation from Magistrate Judge H. David Young. After a careful review of the findings and recommendation, the timely objections received thereto, and a de novo review of the record, the Court concludes that the findings and recommendation should be, and hereby are, approved and adopted in their entirety as this Court's findings in all respects. The motion to dismiss filed by respondent Larry Norris ("Norris") is granted. See Document 6. The petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254 filed by petitioner Howard Wayne Jones is denied because he failed to obtain the approval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit before filing his petition. All requested relief is denied, and judgment will be entered for Norris. IT IS SO ORDERED this 25 day of January, 2010. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE -2-

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