Deckard v. Nebraska Board of Parole
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER that petitioner's motion to alter or amend judgment 20 is denied as ordered by Judge Laurie Smith Camp. (Copy mailed to pro se party) (SED)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA NATHANIEL DECKARD, JR., Petitioner, v. NEBRASKA BOARD OF PAROLE, Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CASE NO. 8:09CV348
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the court on Petitioner's Motion to Alter or Amend Judgment. (Filing No. 20.) Petitioner's Motion is brought pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59(e). As set forth by the Eighth Circuit "Rule 59(e) motions serve the limited function of correcting manifest errors of law or fact or to present newly discovered evidence. . . . Such motions cannot be used to introduce new evidence, tender new legal theories, or raise arguments which could have been offered or raised prior to entry of judgment." U.S. v. Metro. St. Louis Sewer Dist., 440 F.3d 930, 933 (8th Cir. 2006) (internal citations and quotations omitted). Here, Petitioner simply reargues the merits of his case. In particular, Petitioner generally objects to, and asserts various arguments and legal theories regarding, the court's Memorandum and Order which dismissed Petitioner's claims as procedurally defaulted. (Filing Nos. 18 and 19.) However, Petitioner does not point to any manifest error or new evidence which could not have been raised prior to the entry of judgment. As such, Petitioner is not entitled to relief under Rule 59(e).
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that: Petitioner's Motion to Alter or Amend Judgment (Filing No. 20) is denied.
DATED this 20th day of April, 2010. BY THE COURT:
s/Laurie Smith Camp United States District Judge
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