Ray v. Denham et al
ORDER dismissing this action, and denying leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 2/26/16. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 16-cv-00006-GPG
WARDEN DEBORAH DENHAM, and
UNITED STATES MARSHAL SERVICE,
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Applicant Austin Ray initiated this action on January 4, 2016, by filing pro se an
Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 2241 and a Prisoner=s
Motion and Affidavit for Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 1915 in a Habeas
Corpus Action. On January 5, 2016, Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher granted
Applicant leave to proceed pursuant to ' 1915.
Applicant asserts that he is challenging the denial of his due process rights under
the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution because he was
removed from the State of Colorado Apre-parole conditional supervision program.@
Application, ECF No. 1, at 2-4. Applicant further asserts that he is challenging a violation
of the Interstate Agreement on Detainers (IAD) and the lack of subject matter jurisdiction
and personal jurisdiction due to Defendant=s failure to comply with the IAD. Id. at 5.
Applicant contends that he has exhausted available remedies, with respect to claims one
and two, because Aall issues related to [these matters] have been addressed at the
District Court level, and finalized.@ Id.
Applicant concedes that in Ray v. Denham, No. 15-cv-01012-LTB (D. Colo. July 7,
2015), he raised the same claims that he is raising in this action. ECF No. 1 at 19.
Case No. 15-cv-01012-LTB was dismissed by this Court because Applicant had raised
the same claims in a motion to dismiss in Case No. 14-cr-00147-MSK-2. Case No.
15-cv-01012-LTB at ECF No. 13. Applicant appealed the dismissal in Case No.
15-cv-01012. Id. at 17. The Tenth Circuit affirmed the dismissal, see Ray v. Denham,
No. 15-1252 (10th Cir. Dec. 18, 2015), and relying on Thompson v. Robinson, 565 F.
App=x 738, 739 (10th Cir. 2014), Hall v. Pratt, 97 F. App=x 246, 247-48 (10th Cir. 2004),
and Chandler v. Pratt, 96 F. App=x 661, 662 (10th Cir. 2004), found that Applicant more
properly should challenge and exhaust the claims in Case No. 14-cr-00147-MSK-2.
In Thompson, the Tenth Circuit found that claims relating to an applicant=s pending
federal case, as is the situation with Applicant, must be exhausted before the presiding
judge or on appeal after conviction. Thompson, 565 F. App=x at 739 (citing Whitmer v.
Levi, 276 F. App=x 217, 218 (3d Cir. 2008)). Applicant filed a motion to dismiss in Case
No. 14-cr-00147-MSK-2 that raised the same claims he is raising in this action. See No.
14-cr-00147-MSK-2 at ECF No. 170. The trial court denied the motion on the merits.
Id. at ECF No. 234. Applicant=s relief from the trial court=s denial is not in a ' 2241 action,
but in an appeal to the Tenth Circuit. Thompson, 565 F. App=x at 739. This action,
therefore, will be dismissed.
The Court also certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 1915(a)(3) that any appeal from
this order would not be taken in good faith and therefore in forma pauperis status will be
denied for the purpose of appeal. See Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438 (1962).
If Applicant files a notice of appeal he also must pay the full $505 appellate filing fee or file
a motion to proceed in forma pauperis in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth
Circuit within thirty days in accordance with Fed. R. App. P. 24. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that for the reasons stated above the Application is denied and the
action is dismissed without prejudice. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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