Rose v. Warden, Chillicothe Correctional Institution
DECISION AND ENTRY Adopting 31 Report and Recommendations of the United States Magistrate Judge and Overruling Respondent's Objections (Doc. 32). Signed by Judge Timothy S. Black on 9/20/17. (gs) (This document has been sent by regular mail to the party(ies) listed in the NEF that did not receive electronic notification.)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
JERRY R. ROSE,
Case No. 1:15-CV-353
Judge Timothy S. Black
Magistrate Judge Stephanie K. Bowman
DECISION AND ENTRY
ADOPTING THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS
OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE (Doc. 31)
AND OVERRULING RESPONDENT’S OBJECTIONS (Doc. 32)
This case is before the Court pursuant to the Order of General Reference in the
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Western Division to United
States Magistrate Judge Stephanie K. Bowman. Pursuant to such reference, the
Magistrate Judge reviewed the pleadings filed with this court, and, on June 12, 2017,
submitted a Report and Recommendations. (Doc. 31). Respondent timely filed
objections (“Objections”). 1 (Doc. 32).
The Objections are not well-taken. First, Respondent argues that the February 18, 2015
amended judgment entry is not a “new” judgment entry entitling Petitioner to another habeas
petition. (Objections at 2-3). This argument fails. The amended judgment entry makes
substantive changes to Petitioner’s post-release control, and, accordingly, is a “new” judgment
under the reasoning expressed by the Sixth Circuit in In re Stansell, 838 F.3d 412, 416-18 (6th
Cir. 2016). Second, Respondent argues that the law of the case doctrine prevents Petitioner from
proceeding on his second and fourth claims because the Sixth Circuit held they could not
proceed as “successive” claims pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b). This argument fails. Under the
reasoning of Stansell, the Magistrate Judge properly concluded that these claims can proceed as
initial claims pursuant to the “new” amended judgment entry, not successive claims pursuant to
28 U.S.C. § 2244(b).
As required by 29 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b), the Court has
reviewed the comprehensive findings of the Magistrate Judge and considered de novo all
of the filings in this matter. Upon consideration of the foregoing, the Court does
determine that such Report and Recommendations should be and is hereby adopted in its
entirety and the Objections should be and are overruled. Accordingly:
The Report and Recommendations (Doc. 31) is ADOPTED;
The Objections (Doc. 32) are OVERRULED;
Petitioner is permitted to proceed on all four grounds for relief alleged in
his habeas corpus petition in light of the Sixth Circuit’s decision in In re
Stansell, 828 F.3d 412 (2016), which made clear that the instant petition is
not successive within the meaning of 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b) and, therefore,
none of petitioner’s claims should have been transferred to the Sixth
Petitioner’s motion to amend the petition to include an additional argument
in support of the ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim alleged in ground
four (Doc. 27) is GRANTED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Timothy S. Black
United States District Judge
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