Dixon v. Sheldon
TRANSFER ORDER- Accordingly, this case is hereby TRANSFERRED to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for consideration under 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b). Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz on 10/16/17. (kma)(This document has been sent by regular mail to the party(ies) listed in the NEF that did not receive electronic notification.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
WESTERN DIVISION AT DAYTON
WILLIAM ROBERT DIXON,
- vs -
Case No. 3:17-cv-363
District Judge Walter Herbert Rice
Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz
EDWARD SHELDON, Warden,
Mansfield Correctional Institution,
This is a habeas corpus case brought pro se by Petitioner William Robert Dixon to
challenge his convictions in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court for complicity to
aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, and felonious assault with a firearm specification
(Petition, ECF No. 1, ¶5, PageID 1). Mr. Dixon initially filed this case in the Northern District
of Ohio, but it was transferred here by District Judge James Gwin (ECF No. 5).
Upon examination of the electronic records of this Court, the Magistrate Judge finds that
Dixon has previously filed habeas corpus application in this Court challenging the same
conviction. In Case No. 3:11-cv-150 on recommendation of Magistrate Judge Michael Newman
(ECF No. 19), District Judge Thomas Rose dismissed the Petition with prejudice; Dixon’s appeal
was unsuccessful. In Case No. 3:13-cv-103, the undersigned recommended dismissal because
the Petition there was a second or successive habeas application with no permission to proceed
from the circuit court. Judge Rose adopted that recommendation without any objection and
dismissed the case without prejudice to a refiling if circuit court approval were to be obtained
(ECF No. 8). Dixon took no appeal.
Under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (Pub. L. No 104-132,
110 Stat. 1214)(the "AEDPA") as codified at 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b), a second or successive habeas
application challenging the same state court judgment cannot proceed without permission of the
circuit court. Without that permission, the District Court lacks jurisdiction to consider the case.
Franklin v. Jenkins, 839 F.3d 465(6th Cir. 2016); Burton v. Stewart, 549 U.S. 147 (2007). Mr.
Dixon has presented no evidence he has permission to proceed.
When a habeas petitioner inappropriately files a second-or-successive petition in District
Court, we are required to transfer the case to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In re Sims, 111
F.3d 45 (6th Cir. 1997).\
Accordingly, this case is hereby TRANSFERRED to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
for consideration under 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b).
October 16, 2017.
s/ Michael R. Merz
United States Magistrate Judge
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