Ashford v. Hobbs
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS 16 and dismissing the petition with prejudice. The 14 Motion to Amend/Correct filed by Charles Ashford is denied. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 1/10/12. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
ADC # 133975
RAY HOBBS, Director,
Arkansas Department of Correction
The Court has considered Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney's
Proposed Findings and Recommendations, Document No. 16, to which
Ashford has objected, Document No. 18. Upon de novo review of the record,
FED. R. ClV. P. 72(b)(3), the Court adopts the proposal with two brief
Because all of Ashford's claims are
defaulted - and there being no showing that would excuse this default or
demonstrate actual innocence - his petition for writ of habeas corpus must be
Two clarifications. First, Ashford rightly objected, Document No. 18, at
1, to point out that he was not charged with theft in Pulaski County Circuit
Court. Second, Ashford's second motion to amend, Document No. 14, is
considered on the merits and denied. Judge Kearney, "in an abundance of
caution," allowed Ashford a chance to amend his petition, but directed him
to "specifically provide facts that outline his expungement claim" and also
"address whether he exhausted his state remedies." Document No. 12, at 3-4.
Because Ashford failed to comply with both of these directives, his motion to
amend is denied.
Ashford's petition, Document No.2, is dismissed with prejudice. The
Court will not issue a certificate of appealability because Ashford has not
made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right. 28 U.S.C.
§ 2253(c)(1)-(2). Ashford's motion to amend, Document No. 14, is denied.
D.P. Marshall Jr.
United States District Judge
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