Patkins v. Knipp
ORDER AND FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS signed by Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes on 5/22/17 ORDERING that Petitioner's Application to proceed in forma pauperis 8 , and 9 is GRANTED and that the Clerk's office assign a United States Distr ict Judge to this case. This case has been ASSIGNED to U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez and Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes for all further proceedings. IT IS RECOMMENDED that his action be dismissed without prejudice. These FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS are submitted to U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez. Objections to these F&Rs due within fourteen days. (Mena-Sanchez, L)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
DAVID C. PATKINS,
No. 2:15-cv-01623 DB
ORDER AND FINDINGS AND
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed an application for a writ of habeas
corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, together with a request to proceed in forma pauperis
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (ECF Nos. 1; 8; 9.) As the court issues findings and
recommendations below concerning the petition, the undersigned orders the Clerk’s Office to
assign a United States District Judge to this case.
Examination of the in forma pauperis affidavit reveals that petitioner is unable to afford
the costs of suit. Accordingly, the request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is granted. See
28 U.S.C. § 1915(a).
The court’s records reveal that petitioner has previously filed an application for a writ of
habeas corpus attacking the prison disciplinary proceeding challenged in this case. The previous
application was filed on June 28, 2012, and was denied on the merits on March 17, 2014.
Patkins v. Knipp, Case No. 2:12-cv-01718 JAM CMK, ECF Nos. 17; 18 (E.D. Cal. Mar. 17,
2014). Before petitioner can proceed with the instant application, he must move in the United
States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for an order authorizing the district court to consider
the application. 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b)(3). Therefore, petitioner’s application must be dismissed
without prejudice to its re-filing upon obtaining authorization from the United States Court of
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner’s application to
proceed in forma pauperis (ECF Nos. 8; 9) is granted and that the Clerk’s Office assign a United
States District Judge to this case.
IT IS RECOMMENDED that this action be dismissed without prejudice.
These findings and recommendations are submitted to the United States District Judge
assigned to the case, pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l). Within fourteen days
after being served with these findings and recommendations, petitioner may file written
objections with the court. The document should be captioned “Objections to Magistrate Judge’s
Findings and Recommendations.” Petitioner is advised that failure to file objections within the
specified time may waive the right to appeal the District Court’s order. Martinez v. Ylst, 951
F.2d 1153 (9th Cir. 1991).
Dated: May 22, 2017
DB / ORDERS / ORDERS.PRISONER.HABEAS /Patk.1718.succ
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