Malone v. Miller
Memorandum of Opinion and Order For the reasons set forth herein, the Court adopts the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 17 ). Petitioner Tony Malone's Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus is dismissed. The Co urt certifies, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that an appeal from this decision could not be taken in good faith, and that there is no basis upon which to issue a certificate of appealability. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c); Fed. R. App. P. 22(b). Judge Benita Y. Pearson on 3/31/2017. (JLG)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
CASE NO. 1:15CV1652
JUDGE BENITA Y. PEARSON
MEMORANDUM OF OPINION AND
Pro se Petitioner Tony Malone filed a Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to
28 U.S.C. § 2254 (ECF No. 1), alleging two (2) grounds for relief which challenge the
constitutional sufficiency of his sentence pursuant to a plea agreement and plea proceedings in
which Petitioner pleaded guilty to one (1) count of rape and two (2) counts of sexual battery in
Cuyahoga County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas Case Nos. CR-13-581218 and CR-14-583476.
On August 19, 2016, the case was referred to Magistrate Jonathan D. Greenberg for
preparation of a Report and Recommendation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636 and Local Rule
72.2(b)(2). On March 7, 2017, the magistrate judge submitted a report (ECF No. 17)
recommending that the petition be dismissed as procedurally defaulted.
Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(2) provides that objections to a report and recommendation must be
filed within fourteen (14) days after service.1 Petitioner has not filed any objections to the
magistrate judge’s report and recommendation. Any further review by the Court would be a
duplicative and inefficient use of the Court’s limited resources. Thomas v. Arn, 728 F.2d 813
(6th Cir. 1984), aff’d, 474 U.S. 140 (1985); Howard v. Secretary of Health and Human Services,
932 F.2d 505 (6th Cir. 1991); United States v. Walters, 638 F.2d 947, 949-50 (6th Cir. 1981).
Accordingly, the Court adopts the magistrate judge’s Report and Recommendation (ECF No.
17). Petitioner Tony Malone’s Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus is dismissed.
The Court certifies, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that an appeal from this decision
could not be taken in good faith, and that there is no basis upon which to issue a certificate of
appealability. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c); Fed. R. App. P. 22(b).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
March 31, 2017
/s/ Benita Y. Pearson
Benita Y. Pearson
United States District Judge
Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(d), three days must be added to the fourteen-day time
period because Petitioner was served the Magistrate Judge’s Report by mail. See
Thompson v. Chandler, 36 F. App’x. 783, 784 (6th Cir. 2002).
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