Hussey v. Hobbs
ORDER ADOPTING 4 Report and Recommendations; therefore, 2 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by Vincent Hussey is denied without prejudice, and all pending motions 1 are denied as moot; a certificate of appealability is denied. Signed by Judge J. Leon Holmes on 12/10/13. (vjt)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
NO. 5:13CV00352 JLH/BD
RAY HOBBS, Director,
Arkansas Department of Correction
The Court has reviewed the Recommended Disposition (“Recommendation”) filed by
Magistrate Judge Beth Deere. In addition, the Court has considered Vincent Hussey’s objections to
the Recommendation and has reviewed de novo those portions of the Recommendation to which
Hussey argues that his current petition is not a successive petition because the previous
petition was dismissed as untimely, so it was not adjudicated on the merits. That argument is
mistaken. When a first habeas petition is dismissed as time barred, a later habeas petition challenging
the same conviction is a second or successive petition for which the petitioner must obtain permission
from the court of appeals. In re: Rains, 659 F.3d 1274, 1275 (10th Cir. 2011) (collecting cases);
Lamar v. Hobbs, No. 5:12CV00182-DPM-JTR, 2012 WL 2571243 (E.D. Ark. July 3, 2012).
After careful consideration, this Court adopts the Recommendation as its own. Vincent
Hussey’s petition for writ of habeas corpus (docket entry #2) is denied, without prejudice, and all
pending motions are denied as moot.
When entering a final order adverse to a habeas corpus petitioner, the Court must issue or
deny a certificate of appealability. Rule 11 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases. 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, there is no basis for this court to issue
a certificate of appealability. Accordingly, a certificate of appealability is denied.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 10th day of December, 2013.
J. LEON HOLMES
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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