Brooks v. Hobbs
ORDER ADOPTING 4 Report and Recommendations; therefore, the petition for writ of habeas corpus is dismissed without prejudice for lack of jurisdiction; a certificate of appealability is denied. Signed by Judge Susan Webber Wright on 6/30/11. (vjt)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
CASE NO.: 5:11CV00113-SWW-BD
RAY HOBBS, Director,
Arkansas Department of Correction
The Court has carefully reviewed the record in this case and the Recommended
Disposition received from Magistrate Judge Beth Deere. Mr. Brooks has not filed any
objections. The Court adopts the recommendation and dismisses the petition for writ of
habeas corpus (docket entry #2) without prejudice pursuant to Rule 4 of the Rules
Governing Section 2254 Cases because the Court lacks jurisdiction over the claims raised
in the petition.
When entering a final order adverse to Petitioner, the Court must issue or deny a
certificate of appealability. See Rule 11 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in
the United States District Court. A certificate of appealability may issue only if a
petitioner has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right. 28
U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)-(2). In this case, Mr. Johnson has not provided a basis for this court
to issue of a certificate of appealability. Accordingly, a certificate of appealability is
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 30th day of June, 2011.
/s/Susan Webber Wright
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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