Jackson v. United States of America
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED without prejudice.IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that I will not issue a certificate of appealability. A separate Order of Dismissal will be issued forthwith. Signed by District Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 3/7/14. (KXS)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
No. 4:14CV417 RWS
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Movant brings a successive motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255. I will dismiss it
without further proceedings.
Movant pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of
crack cocaine. I sentenced him to 120 months’ imprisonment. The Court of Appeals for
the Eighth Circuit affirmed. Movant subsequently filed a motion to vacate under § 2255,
which I denied on the merits. Now, movant has filed this successive § 2255 motion,
alleging actual innocence.
First, the instant motion is wholly conclusory and does not allege any facts, which
if proved, would show that he is innocent. Second, because the motion is successive,
movant cannot obtain relief in this Court without first obtaining permission from the
Court of Appeals, which he does not have. 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b). As a result, I will
dismiss this action without further proceedings.
Finally, movant has failed to demonstrate that jurists of reason would find it
debatable whether the petition is successive. Thus, I will not issue a certificate of
appealability. 28 U.S.C. ' 2253(c).
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this action is DISMISSED without prejudice.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that I will not issue a certificate of appealability.
A separate Order of Dismissal will be issued forthwith.
Dated this 7th day of March, 2014.
RODNEY W. SIPPEL
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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