Franklin v. Veteran Administrative

Filing 10

ORDER - petitioner is denied leave to proceed in forma pauperis; the petition for writ of habeas corpus is dismissed with prejudice. Signed by District Judge Greg Kays on 10/20/08. (Francis, Alexandra)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI SOUTHERN DIVISION GORDON FRANKLIN, JR., Petitioner, v. VETERAN ADMINISTRATIVE, Respondent. ) ) ) ) Civil Action ) No. 08-3325-CV-S-DGK-H ) ) ) ORDER AND JUDGMENT Pursuant to the governing law and in accordance with Local Rule 72.1 of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the petition herein for a writ of habeas corpus was referred to the United States Magistrate Judge for preliminary review under the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 636(b). The United States Magistrate Judge has completed his preliminary review of the petition for a writ of habeas corpus and has submitted to the undersigned a report and recommendation that petitioner be denied leave to proceed in forma pauperis, and that the petition be dismissed without prejudice. Petitioner has filed exceptions to the report and recommendation in which he continues to raise allegations that are incomprehensible. The record indicates that because of his lengthy history of filing petitions for habeas corpus relief that fail to state specific, colorable claims, petitioner's last two habeas petitions have been dismissed with prejudice. Franklin v. Gunja, 073171-CV-S-RED-H (W.D. Mo. June 28, 2007); Franklin v. Gunja, 07-3199-CV-FJG (W.D. Mo. July 7, 2007). In the instant case, upon full de novo review, the Court finds that petitioner has likewise failed to articulate any facts sufficient to state a comprehensible claim for relief. Further, this Court notes that petitioner remains lawfully in the custody of the Attorney General, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 4246. Based on the file and records in this case, it is concluded that the findings of fact, conclusions of law, and proposed actions of the Magistrate Judge are correct and should be approved, with the exception that, based on petitioner's history, it will be the ruling of this Court that the dismissal be with prejudice. It is therefore ORDERED that petitioner's exceptions filed herein be, and they are hereby, considered and overruled. It is further ORDERED that petitioner should be, and he is hereby, denied leave to proceed in forma pauperis. It is further ADJUDGED that the petition herein for a writ of habeas corpus should be, and it is hereby, dismissed with prejudice.1 /s/ Greg Kays GREG KAYS United States District Judge Date: October 20, 2008 Counsel for the petitioner has filed a Motion to Withdraw. Because there are no issues presented for which relief is appropriate, the motion is granted. 1

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