Greene v. Leverett et al

Filing 17

ORDER granting 15 Motion to File Out of Time Response/Objection to Report and Recommendation and thus VACATES its 4.24.07 Judgment. Greene must place his Rule 72(b) objections in his prison's mail system by no later than Monday 7/16/07. Signed by Judge B. Avant Edenfield on 6/25/07. (evb)

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Case 4:06-cv-00257-BAE-GRS Document 17 Filed 06/25/2007 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA SAVANNAH DIVISIO N JEFFREY LAMONT GREENE , Petitioner , V. t1 .S FILED . DISTRICT COUR T ) ..~~ '12 5 AM \O 32 So . a15~ . OF GA . 406CV25 7 ROBERT LEVERETT, Respondent . ORDE R In a 28 U .S .C . 2254 petition, Jeffrey Lamont Greene pursued habeas relief from this Court because, he argued, he received ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC) when he pled guilty to drug and recidivism-based charges .' Doc . # 1 at 2 . He also claimed that he was denied equal protection and suffered prosecutorial vindictiveness . Id. at 4-5 & attachments . Greene failed, the Magistrate Judge (MJ) concluded in a comprehensive Report and Recommendation (R&R), to show that the state habeas court erred in denying his IAC and other claims . Doc. # 11 at 17 . Thus, the MJ advised the Court to deny the petition . Id. In a 4/2/07 Order, The MJ warned Greene of the 4/16/07 deadline for Objecting to the R&R. Doc . # 12. Greene sought no extension of time . This Court then adopted the R&R, noting that it had received no F.R.Civ.P. 72(b) Objection from Greene . Doc. # 13 . Afterwards, Greene moved for leave to file an out-of-time Objection to the R&R . Doc. # 15 . He subsequently filed a Notice of Appeal . Doc . # . 16 . The Eleventh Circuit's attached 6/18/07 appellate docketing letter to Greene reveals that it is awaiting this Court's ruling on that motion . This Court will construe the motion as sounding under F .R.Civ .P . 59(e), which is the only way to support jurisdiction for this Court to act (normally, an NOA divests this Court of jurisdiction, see, e .g., Mahone v . Ray, 326 F.3d 1176, 1179 (11th Cir. 2003)) . In his motion , Greene -- who remains incarcerated and is proceeding pro se -- claims that he did not receive the MJ's warning Order until 4/27/07, after the 4/ 16/07 Objection deadline . Doc . # 15 at 1 . He seems to say that he was moved between prisons an d that he timely mailed in his change of address , though it appears he sent it to the U.S. Marshall service, rather than the Clerk of this Court, where it should have gone . Id. The Court GRANTS Greene's out-of-time motion, construed as a Rule 59(e) motion, doe . # 15, and thus VA CA TES its 4/24/07 Judgment, doe . # 14. Greene must place his Rule 72(b) Objections in his prison's mail system by no later than Monday, 7/16/07 . He is reminded, too, of his duty to timely inform the Clerk of this Court of any change of address . This day of June, 2007 . ' The state "trial court accepted petitioner' s guil ty plea and sentenced him to a 30-year sentence , with eight years to serve on counts 1 and 5 and four years to serve on counts 2, 3, and 6, concurrent with count 1 ." Doc . # 11 at 2. B : AVANT EDEN F UNITED STATES 0ISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA Case 4:06-cv-00257-BAE-GRS Document 17 Filed 06/25/2007 Page 2 of 2 United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circui t 56 Forsyth Street, N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 3030 3 Thomas K . Kahn Clerk For rules and forms visit www .ca l l .uscourts . gov June 18, 2007 Jeffrey Lamont Greene ( 499046) Sumter County C I 346 MCMATH MILL RD AMERICUS GA 31719-860 5 Appeal Number: 07-12756- D Case Style : Jeffrey Lamont Greene v . Warden Robert Leverett District Court Number : 06-00257 CV- 4 The referenced case has been docketed in this court . Please use the appellate docket number noted above when making inquiries . Although trial exhibits are routinely transmitted to this court, contraband, weapons, and currency may not be sent except by court order . Also, counsel must arrange at their own expense for transportation to and from this office of oversized exhibits . [See 11th Cir. R. 11-3] . In lieu of arranging for transmittal by the district court of oversized physical exhibits, parties are encouraged to substitute photographs, diagrams, or models of lesser size and weight, or to stipulate to the nature and content of such exhibits . Exhibits retained by the district court remain a part of the record on appeal fo r all purposes [Fed . R. App. P. 11], and thus requests to transmit oversized exhibits are discouraged. Attorneys who wish to participate in this appeal must be properly admitted either to the bar of this court or for this particular proceeding pursuant to 11th Cir . R. 46-1 . An attorney not yet properly admitted must file an appropriate application for admission within fourteen (14) days from this date. In addition, all attorneys (except court-appointed counsel) who wish to participate in this appeal must complete and return an appearance form within (14) days from this date . Application forms and appearance forms are available on the Internet at www .cal 1 .uscourts .gov . The clerk may not accept motions or other filings from an attorney until that attorney files an appearance form . See 11th Cir . R. 46-1(e) . Persons appearing pro se need not file an appearance form . Sincerely, THOMAS K . KAHN, Clerk Reply To : Nancy Holbrook/wl/404-335-6183 This court awaits district court's ruling on 05/02/2007 15 MOTION to File Out of Time Response/Objection to Report and Recommendation by Jeffrey Lamont Greene . c : District Court Clerk DKT-1 (09-2006)

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