Bable v. United States Of America
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS 15 . The motion to vacate is denied. Leave to appeal in forma pauperis and a certificate of appealability are denied. Clerk is directed to close case. Signed by Judge Lisa G. Wood on 8/31/17. (slt)
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CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2:16-cv-68
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
After an independent and de novo review of the entire
record, the Court concurs with the Magistrate Judge's Report and
Recommendation, dkt. no. 15, to which Movant Eric Bable
C'Bable") filed Objections, dkt. no. 17.
In his Objections,
Bable asserts the decisions in Descamps v. United States,
, 133 S. Ct. 2276 (June 20, 2013), and Mathis v. United
, 136 S. Ct. 2243 (June 23, 2016), are
retroactively applicable decisions which allow him to raise his
claims relating to his erroneous career offender classification.
Id. at p. 1.
Bable asserts these decisions did not change the
meaning of '^violent felony" found in the Armed Career Criminal
Act, (^^ACCA"), 18 U.S.C. § 924(e).
Id. at p. 3.
the veracity of Bable's assertion or the potential for
retroactive application of these decisions, Bable overlooks the
fact that he was sentenced as a career offender under the United
States Sentencing Guidelines and not as an armed career criminal
under the ACCA.
Thus, Descamps and Mathis offer Bable no
relief, as these decisions concern the ACCA and not the career
offender provision of the Sentencing Guidelines.
, 133 S. Ct. at 2293 ("A court may use the modified
approach only to determine which alternative element in a
divisible stature formed the basis of the defendant's [prior]
conviction[s]" for ACCA sentencing purposes.); Mathis,
, 136 S. Ct. at 2257 (finding that a defendant's burglary
conviction under state law with statutory elements broader than
those of a generic burglary ^'cannot give rise to an ACCA
Moreover, as the Magistrate Judge noted, the United States
Supreme Court has foreclosed any challenge to the Sentencing
Guidelines' residual clause based on the argument that the
Supreme Court voided for vagueness identical language of the
ACCA's residual clause in Johnson v. United States,
, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (June 26, 2015).
(discussing Beckles v. United States,
886 (Mar. 6, 2017)).
Dkt. No. 15,. pp. 3-6
, 137 S. Ct.
The Court OVERRULES Bable's Objections and ADOPTS the
Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation, as supplemented
herein, as the opinion of the Court.
The Court DENIES Bable's
28 U.S.C. § 2255 Motion to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct his
Sentence and DIRECTS the Clerk of Court to CLOSE this case.
Court DENIES Bable a Certificate of Appealability and in forma
pauperis status on appeal.
so ORDERED, this
ON. LISA GQDBEJ.-WOOD, JUDGE
INITED ^ATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
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