Griffin v. Kirkegard et al
ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 15 in full. Griffin's petition for writ of habeas corpus 1 is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. A certificate of appealability is DENIED. Signed by Judge Donald W. Molloy on 3/23/2015. Mailed to Griffin. (TAG, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
MAR 2 3 2015
Clerk, U.S District Court
District Of Montana
LEROY KIRKEGARD; ATTORNEY
GENERAL OF THE STATE OF
This matter comes before this Court on Petitioner Donald Griffin's writ of
habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. United States Magistrate Judge Lynch
recommends dismissing the petition without prejudice. (Doc. 15.)
Griffin is entitled to de novo review of the specified findings or
recommendations to which he objects. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l). The Court reviews
the Findings and Recommendations not specifically objected to for clear error.
McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Commodore Bus. Mach., Inc., 656 F.2d 1309, 1313
(9th Cir. 1981). Clear error exists ifthe Court is left with a "definite and firm
conviction that a mistake has been committed." United States v. Syrax, 235 F.3d
422, 427 (9th Cir. 2000). Griffin did not file any objections.
The Court finds no clear error with Judge Lynch's analysis. Griffin must
return to state court before he can seek relief here. Franklin v. Johnson, 929 F .2d
460, 463-64 (9th Cir. 1991).
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the Findings and Recommendation
(Doc. 15) is ADOPTED IN FULL. Griffin's petition for writ of habeas corpus
(Doc. 1) is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court is directed to enter by
separate document a judgment of dismissal.
IT IS FURTHER~ERED that a certificate of appealability is DENIED.
Dated this23_ day ofMarch, 2015.
lo , District Judge
United States Dist ·ct Court
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