Elisens v. United States of America
ORDER adopting Report and Recommendations re 7 Report and Recommendation.. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 11/19/2012. (mb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
WESTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Petitioner, a federal prisoner appearing pro se, brought this action seeking habeas corpus
relief pursuant to 28 U. S. C. § 2241.
In accordance with 28 U.S.C. §636(b)(1)(B), the matter
was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Bana Roberts for initial proceedings.
On July 13, 2012, Judge Roberts filed a Report and Recommendation [Doc. No. 7] in which
she recommended that the Petition be denied upon filing because it was not filed in the district in
which Petitioner is confined. Although Petitioner was sentenced in this Court by the Honorable
Robin Cauthron, he is confined in Virginia. Accordingly, his petition for habeas relief must be filed
in the federal court for the district encompassing the location where he is incarcerated. Bradshaw
v. Story, 86 F.3d 164, 166 (10th Cir. 1996).
Accordingly, Judge Roberts correctly recommended
that the action be dismissed without prejudice to its refiling in the proper judicial district.
In the Report and Recommendation, Judge Roberts advised Petitioner of his right to object
to the same, and she further advised that his failure to timely object would constitute a waiver of his
right to appeal the findings and conclusions in the Report and Recommendation. She scheduled an
August 2, 2012 deadline for filing an objection.
Petitioner did not object to the Report and Recommendation. Although he filed a Revised
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus [Doc. No. 9], he did not reference the Report and
Recommendation. Furthermore, the revised petition does not cure the deficiency noted by Judge
Roberts, as it expressly states he is seeking habeas relief, and his request for such relief must be filed
in the proper forum.
Accordingly, the Report and Recommendation [Doc. No. 7] is adopted as though fully set
forth herein. This action is dismissed without prejudice to its refiling in the proper federal district
IT IS SO ORDERED this 19th day of November, 2012.
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