Taylor v. Hobbs

Filing 17

ORDER ADOPTING 15 Findings and Recommendations; Respondent's 11 Motion to Dismiss is granted. The 1 Petition for habeas corpus is dismissed, and all requested relief is denied. A certificate of appealability is denied. Signed by Judge James M. Moody Jr. on 6/26/2014. (mcz)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION MELVIN LEE TAYLOR, JR. v. PETITIONER NO. 5:14CV00137 JM RAY HOBBS, 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 Ray Hobbs (“Hobbs”) is granted. See Document 11. The petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254 filed by petitioner Melvin Lee Taylor, Jr., is dismissed. All requested relief is denied, and judgment will be entered for Hobbs. A certificate of appealability is denied. See Rule 11(a) of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases In The United States District Courts. IT IS SO ORDERED this 26th day of June, 2014. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE -2-

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