Hollis v. Michigan Parole Board

Filing 5

ORDER transferring case to USCA for the Sixth Circuit. Signed by Honorable Victoria A Roberts. (DPer)

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Hollis v. Michigan Parole Board Doc. 5 Case 2:07-cv-12364-VAR-SDP Document 5 Filed 06/12/2007 Page 1 of 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION RONALD HOLLIS, Petitioner, v. MICHIGAN PAROLE BOARD, Respondent. _______________________________________/ ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. 2244(b)(3)(A) Ronald Hollis ("Petitioner"), a Michigan prisoner, has filed a pro se petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2241 challenging his 1992 state court conviction for firstdegree criminal sexual conduct for which he is serving a term of four to 30 years imprisonment. Petitioner has filed a prior petition in federal court challenging the same conviction. For the following reasons, the Court concludes that it must transfer this case to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 ("AEDPA"), codified at 28 U.S.C. 2241 et seq, amended 28 U.S.C. 2244, 2253, and 2254, which govern habeas corpus proceedings in federal courts. Pursuant to those amendments, an individual seeking to file a "second or successive" habeas petition must ask the appropriate court of appeals for an order directing the district court to consider the petition. See 28 U.S.C. 2244(b)(3)(A); Stewart v. Martinez-Villareal, 523 U.S. 637, 641 (1998); In re Wilson, 142 F.3d 939, 940 (6th Cir. 1998). This requirement transfers to the court of appeals a screening function which the district court previously performed. Felker v. Turpin, 518 U.S. 651, 664 (1996). CASE NO. 07-CV-12364 HONORABLE VICTORIA A. ROBERTS 1 Dockets.Justia.com Case 2:07-cv-12364-VAR-SDP Document 5 Filed 06/12/2007 Page 2 of 3 Petitioner has filed a prior habeas petition challenging the same conviction at issue in the instant petition, which was dismissed for failure to comply with the statute of limitations applicable to habeas actions. See Hollis v. White, No. 01-CV-73477 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 9, 2001). He has also filed a prior habeas petition challenging the denial of parole, which was dismissed for failure to state upon which habeas relief may be granted. See Hollis v. Michigan Parole Bd., No. 06-CV-14860 (E.D. Mich. Dec. 5, 2006). The Sixth Circuit denied a certificate of appealability in both of those cases. Petitioner has not obtained appellate authorization to file a subsequent petition as required by 28 U.S.C. 2244(b)(3)(A). Further, it appears that the Sixth Circuit has denied such authorization. See Docket, No. 01-CV-73477. Accordingly, The Court ORDERS the Clerk of the Court to transfer this case to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 16311 and Sims v. Terbush, 111 F.3d 45, 47 (6th Cir. 1997) ("when a prisoner has sought 2244(b)(3) permission from the district court, or when a second or successive petition for habeas corpus relief . . . is filed in the district court without 2244(b)(3) authorization from this court, the district court shall transfer the document to this court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1631"). Dated: June 12, 2007 S/Victoria A. Roberts Victoria A. Roberts United States District Judge 1 28 U.S.C. 1631 provides in pertinent part that: Whenever a civil action is filed in a court . . . and that court finds that there is a want of jurisdiction, the court shall, if it is in the interest of justice, transfer such action . . . to any other such court in which the action . . . could have been brought at the time it was filed . . . , and the action . . . shall proceed as if it had been filed in . . . the court to which it is transferred on the date upon which it was actually filed in . . . the court from which it was transferred. 2 Case 2:07-cv-12364-VAR-SDP Document 5 Filed 06/12/2007 Page 3 of 3 The undersigned certifies that a copy of this document was served on the attorneys of record and pro se petitioner by electronic means or U.S. Mail on June 12, 2007. S/Carol A. Pinegar Deputy Clerk 3

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