Turner v. Mattuecci
FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS signed by Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on 04/12/17 recommending that this action be dismissed without prejudice. Referred to Judge John A. Mendez. Objections due within 14 days. (Plummer, M)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ANTHONY DAWAYNE LEE TURNER,
No. 2:16-cv-0791 JAM KJN P
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
On January 24, 1996, Sacramento County Superior Court entered judgment based on
petitioner’s not-guilty by reason of insanity plea in People v. Turner, No. 94F04029.
(Respondent’s Lodged Document (“LD”) 1.) On March 1, 1996, petitioner was civilly committed
to the California Department of State Hospitals (“DSH”) for the maximum term of 19 years. (LD
1.) On April 25, 2016, the petition to extend petitioner’s custody was dismissed based on
insufficient evidence. (LD 2; see also Cal. Penal Code § 1026.5.1) On May 4, 2016, petitioner
was discharged from DSH custody. (LD 2.)
On April 18, 2016, petitioner filed the instant action. On January 24, 2017, respondent
filed a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction on the grounds that no case or controversy
California allows for adding two additional years to the base term so long as the criteria for
extended commitment are met. Cal. Penal Code § 1026.5.
remains because petitioner’s custody has ended. (ECF No. 13.) Petitioner did not file an
opposition. By order filed March 3, 2017, petitioner was ordered to show cause, within twenty-
one days, why respondent’s motion to dismiss should not be granted. The twenty-one day period
has now expired, and petitioner has not shown cause or otherwise responded to the court’s order.2
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED that this action be dismissed without
prejudice. See Local Rule 110; Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b).
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, any party may file written
objections with the court and serve a copy on all parties. Such a document should be captioned
“Objections to Magistrate Judge’s Findings and Recommendations.” If petitioner files objections,
he shall also address whether a certificate of appealability should issue and, if so, why and as to
which issues. A certificate of appealability may issue under 28 U.S.C. § 2253 “only if the
applicant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right.” 28 U.S.C.
§ 2253(c)(3). Any response to the objections shall be served and filed within fourteen days after
service of the objections. The parties are 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: April 12, 2017
Petitioner’s copies of two prior orders and a clerk’s notice (ECF Nos. 6, 10, 12) were returned
as undeliverable by the U.S. Postal Service, but petitioner’s copy of the order to show cause was
not returned. Nevertheless, plaintiff was properly served. It is the plaintiff’s responsibility to
keep the court apprised of his current address at all times. Pursuant to Local Rule 182(f), service
of documents at the record address of the party is fully effective.
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