Miller v. Sherman

Filing 3

ORDER dismissing Habeas Petition without prejudice as second or successive. (blank Ninth Circuit Application for Leave to File Second or Successive Petition mailed to Petitioner). Signed by Judge John A. Houston on 7/10/2017.(All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(jpp) (sjt).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 HUTTON F. MILLER, Case No.: 17cv1323 JAH (JLB) Petitioner, 12 13 v. 14 ORDER DISMISSING HABEAS PETITION WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS SECOND OR SUCCESSIVE STU SHERMAN, Warden, 15 Respondent. 16 17 On June 28, 2017 Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, filed a Petition for 18 Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. In this action Petitioner is 19 challenging his October 26, 1999, San Diego County Superior Court conviction and 20 sentence in Case No. SCE195569. (ECF No. 1 at 1.) 21 PRIOR FEDERAL HABEAS PETITIONS DENIED ON THE MERITS 22 On June 20, 2008, Petitioner filed in this Court a Petition for Writ of Habeas 23 Corpus in So. Dist. Ca. Civil Case No. 08cv1093 BEN (POR). (See Petition in So. Dist. 24 Ca. Civil Case No. 08cv1093 BEN (POR), ECF No. 1.) In that petition, Petitioner also 25 challenged his conviction and sentence in San Diego Superior Court case No. 26 SCE195569. On May 27, 2010, this Court dismissed the petition because it had been 27 filed after the expiration of the one-year statute of limitations. (See Order filed 5/27/10 in 28 1 17cv1323 JAH (JLB) 1 So. Dist. Ca. Civil Case No. 08cv1093 BEN (POR), ECF No. 40.) Petitioner did not 2 appeal that decision. 3 4 INSTANT PETITION BARRED BY GATEKEEPER PROVISION Petitioner is now seeking to challenge the same conviction he challenged in his 5 prior federal habeas petition. Unless a petitioner shows he or she has obtained an order 6 from the appropriate court of appeals authorizing the district court to consider a 7 successive petition, the petition may not be filed in the district court. See 28 U.S.C. 8 § 2244(b); McNabb v. Yates, 576 F.3d 1028, 1030 (9th Cir. 2009) (holding that dismissal 9 for failure to comply with one-year statute of limitations renders subsequent petitions 10 challenging the same conviction or sentence “second or successive” under 2244(b)). 11 Here, there is no indication the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted Petitioner 12 leave to file a successive petition. 13 14 CONCLUSION Because there is no indication Petitioner has obtained permission from the Ninth 15 Circuit Court of Appeals to file a successive petition, this Court cannot consider his 16 Petition. Accordingly, the Court DISMISSES this action without prejudice to Petitioner 17 filing a petition in this court if he obtains the necessary order from the Ninth Circuit 18 Court of Appeals. The Clerk of Court is directed to mail Petitioner a blank Ninth 19 Circuit Application for Leave to File Second or Successive Petition together with a 20 copy of this Order. 21 IT IS SO ORDERED. 22 23 24 DATED: July 10, 2017 ________________________________________ John A. Houston United States District Judge 25 26 27 28 2 17cv1323 JAH (JLB)

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