Buresh v. Pringle
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS; granting 8 Motion to Dismiss; and denying 2 WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS (State) by Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland.(kmk)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NORTH DAKOTA
Paul Elliot Buresh,
Chad Pringle, Warden,
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT
Case No. 3:17-cv-152
The Petitioner, Paul Elliot Buresh, filed a petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 for a writ of
habeas corpus by a person in state custody on July 21, 2017. See Docket No. 1. On October 16,
2017, the Respondent filed a motion to dismiss the petition. See Docket No. 8. Buresh filed a
response on February 5, 2018. See Docket No. 18.
Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal reviewed the petition and the motion to dismiss and
issued a Report and Recommendation on February 21, 2018. See Docket No. 21. Judge Senechal
recommended Buresh’s petition be dismissed. Buresh was given until March 7, 2018, to file an
objection to the Report and Recommendation and show why his petition should not be dismissed.
Buresh filed an objection on March 7, 2018. See Doc. No. 22.
The Court has carefully reviewed the entire record, the objection filed by Buresh, and the
relevant law and finds the Report and Recommendation to be persuasive. The Court agrees with
Judge Senechal that Buresh’s claims should be dismissed. Accordingly, the Court ADOPTS the
Report and Recommendation (Docket No. 21) in its entirety, and ORDERS as follows:
The Court GRANTS the Respondent’s Motion to Dismiss (Docket
No. 8) and DENIES Buresh’s Petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 for a
Writ of Habeas Corpus by a Person in State Custody (Docket No. 2).
The Court certifies that an appeal from the denial of this petition
may not be taken in forma pauperis because such a appeal would be
frivolous and cannot be taken in good faith.
The Court finds dismissal of the petition is not debatable, reasonably
subject to a different outcome on appeal, or otherwise deserving of
further proceedings. Therefore, a certificate of appealability will not
be issued by this Court. Barefoot v. Estelle, 463 U.S. 880, 893 n.4
(1983). If the Petitioner desires further review of his motion he may
request issuance of a certificate of appealability by a circuit judge of
the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated this 12th day of March, 2018.
/s/ Daniel L. Hovland
Daniel L. Hovland, Chief Judge
United States District Court
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