Batemen v. Mesmer
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this case is DISMISSED without prejudice. A separate order of dismissal will be entered herewith. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that petitioners motion to appoint counsel (ECF No. 5 ) is DENIED as moot. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Court will not issue a certificate of appealability. Signed by Magistrate Judge Noelle C. Collins on 10/08/2019. (TMT)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
TYRESHIA R. BATEMEN,
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court upon its own motion. All matters are pending before the
undersigned United States Magistrate Judge, with consent of the parties, pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§ 636(c). For the reasons explained below, petitioner Tyreshia R. Batemen’s Petition for Writ of
Habeas Corpus will be dismissed as time-barred.
On July 5, 2019, petitioner filed a petition in this Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254,
seeking to challenge a 2006 state court judgment. She sought and was granted leave to proceed
in forma pauperis. As fully set forth in this Court’s August 26, 2019 order, petitioner filed the
petition after the expiration of the one-year limitations period applicable to petitions filed
pursuant to § 2254, and the Court ordered petitioner to show cause why the petition should not
be dismissed as untimely. In so doing, the Court cautioned petitioner that her failure to timely
comply would result in the dismissal of the petition. Petitioner’s response to the Court was due
on September 25, 2019. To date, she has neither responded to the Court’s order nor sought
additional time to do so.
After careful consideration, the Court concludes that the petition is time-barred. The
Court will therefore summarily dismiss it pursuant to Rule 4 of the Rules Governing § 2254
Cases in the United States District Courts, which requires this Court to summarily dismiss a
§ 2254 petition if it plainly appears the petitioner is not entitled to relief. See Day v.
McDonough, 126 S. Ct. 1675, 1684 (2006) (a district court can dismiss an untimely § 2254
petition on its own motion after giving notice to the petitioner).
The Court has considered whether to issue a certificate of appealability. To do so, the
Court must find a substantial showing of the denial of a federal constitutional right. See
Tiedeman v. Benson, 122 F.3d 518, 522 (8th Cir.1997). A substantial showing is a showing that
issues are debatable among reasonable jurists, a Court could resolve the issues differently, or the
issues deserve further proceedings. Cox v. Norris, 133 F.3d 565, 569 (8th Cir. 1997) (citing
Flieger v. Delo, 16 F.3d 878, 882-83 (8th Cir. 1994)). Because petitioner has made no such
showing, the Court will not issue a certificate of appealability.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this case is DISMISSED without prejudice. A
separate order of dismissal will be entered herewith.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that petitioner’s motion to appoint counsel (ECF No. 5) is
DENIED as moot.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Court will not issue a certificate of appealability.
Dated this 8th day of October, 2019.
/s/ Noelle C. Collins
NOELLE C. COLLINS
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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