Hawthone v. Norris, Director, Arkansas Department of Corrections et al

Filing 8

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS for 7 Report and Recommendations, and denying and dismissing Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus. Further, the Clerk is directed not to accept any future filing from Petitioner unless he first obtains permi ssion from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals or this Court to do so. Should Petitioner seek to file any future pleading without first obtaining the necessary authorization, the Clerk is directed to return such pleadings to the Petitioner without filing the same. Signed by Honorable Harry F. Barnes on May 20, 2009. (cap)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS TEXARKANA DIVISION JOHNNIE RAY HAWTHORNE PETITIONER VS. CASE NO. 09-CV-4028 LARRY NORRIS, Director Arkansas Department of Correction RESPONDENT ORDER Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation filed on April 28, 2009, by the Honorable Barry A. Bryant, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. (Doc. No. 7). Ten (10) days have passed without objections being filed by the parties. Therefore, the Court adopts in toto the Magistrate's findings and recommendations. The Court finds that the instant petition is a successive 2254 petition which the Petitioner has failed to obtain authorization to file from the appropriate court of appeals, i.e., the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Court lacks jurisdiction to consider this petition. Therefore, the instant Petition should be and hereby is denied and dismissed. This is Petitioner's fourth successive 2254 petition filed in this Court without first obtaining permission from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to do so. Petitioner must obtain the necessary authorization before filing a successive 2254 petition in this Court. Accordingly, the Clerk is hereby directed not to accept any future filing from Petitioner unless he first obtains permission from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals or this Court to do so. Should Petitioner seek to file any future pleading without first obtaining the necessary authorization, the Clerk is directed to return such pleadings to the Petitioner without filing the same. IT IS SO ORDERED, this 20th day of May, 2009. /s/Harry F. Barnes Hon. Harry F. Barnes United States District Judge

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