Charles Griffin v. Warden Lebanon Correctional Institution

Filing 11

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS for 9 Report and Recommendations. Accordingly, 7 Motion to Dismiss filed by Warden Lebanon Correctional Institution is GRANTED and petitioner's petition (Doc.#1) is DISMISSED with prejudice. (wam1, ) (Additional attachment(s) added on 3/27/2009: # 1 Certified Mail Receipt) (wam1, ).

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO WESTERN DIVISION CHARLES GRIFFIN, Petitioner(s), vs. WARDEN, LEBANON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, Respondent(s). : : : : : : : : : ORDER The Court has reviewed the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Timothy S. Black filed on February 18, 2009 (Doc. 9), to whom this case was referred pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(b), and noting that no objections have been filed thereto and that the time for filing such objections under Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b) expired March 9, 2009, hereby ADOPTS said Report and Recommendation. Respondent's motion to dismiss (Doc. 7) is GRANTED, and petitioner's petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254 (Doc. 1) is DISMISSED with prejudice on the ground that it is barred from review under the applicable one-year statute of limitations set forth in 28 U.S.C. 2244(d)(A). A certificate of appealability will not issue with respect to the three grounds for relief alleged in the petition (Doc. 1), as well as the additional claim alleged in petitioner's "traverse" brief (Doc. 8), which this Court has concluded are barred from review o n procedural statute of limitations grounds, because under the first prong of the applicable two-part standard enunciated in Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484-85 (2000). "jurists of reason" would not find it Case Number: 1:08cv351 Chief Judge Susan J. Dlott debatable whether the Court is correct in its procedural ruling. With respect to any application by petitioner to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis, the Court will certify pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(a)(3) that an appeal of any Order adopting this Report and Recommendation will not be taken in "good faith", and , therefore, DENY petitioner leave to appeal in forma pauperi upon a showing of financial necessity. See Fed. R. App. P. 24(a); Kincade v. Sparkman, 117 F.3d 949, 952 (6th Cir. 1997). IT IS SO ORDERED. _ ___s/Susan J. Dlott___________ Chief Judge Susan J. Dlott United States District Court

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