Campbell v. Bear et al
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION for 7 Report and Recommendation, this action is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction, as more fully set out. Signed by Honorable David L. Russell on 4/19/17. (jw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
DANNY R. CAMPBELL,
CARL BEAR, Warden,
CASE NO. 17-219-R
Petitioner filed this action seeking a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
2254. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and (C), the matter was referred to United
States Magistrate Judge Charles Goodwin for preliminary review. On April 4, 4017, Judge
Goodwin issued a Report and Recommendation wherein he recommended the petition be
dismissed. The matter is currently before the Court on Petitioner’s timely objection to the
Report and Recommendation, which gives rise to the Court’s obligation to undertake a de
novo review of those portions of the Report and Recommendation to which Petitioner
makes specific objection. Cognizant of its obligation and granting Petitioner’s filing the
liberal construction mandated by Haines v. Kerner, 404 U.S. 519 (1972), the Court finds
Judge Goodwin recommends dismissal of the instant petition as second and
successive, as it appears Petitioner is once again attempting to challenge his conviction in
State v. Campbell, Case No. CF-1978-2706. See Campbell v. Cowley, CIV-92-2413-T
(granting motion to dismiss petition as successive and abuse of the writ); Campbell v. Bear,
Case No. CIV-16-526-R (Doc. No.11)(dismissing petition under 28 U.S.C. §
2254(b)(3)(A) as successive); Campbell v. Bear, Case No. CIV-16-530-R (Doc. No.
8)(dismissing petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2254(b)(3)(A) as successive). Judge Goodwin
concludes in the Report and Recommendation that this case, and the four additional cases
filed by Petitioner at the same time, are also successive, which leaves the Court without
jurisdiction to consider the merits of Petitioner’s claims, because he has not obtained leave
to file the petitions from the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Petitioner
filed a single objection to the Report and Recommendations issued in each of his cases.
Therein, in keeping with his history, he includes on the pages of the objection various
equations using numbers and letters that render the documents nearly illegible and difficult
to construe. However, the Court’s efforts reveal no basis in the objection for rejection of
the Report and Recommendation and its conclusion that this Court lacks jurisdiction over
the petition filed herein. At page 7 of the objection, Mr. Campbell requests that the Court
forward all five petitions to the Tenth Circuit to be heard or to the Supreme Court in
Washington, D.C. He does not, however, address the successive nature of this action or
request that it be transferred to the Circuit for purposes of seeking authorization to proceed.
To the extent the Petition could be interpreted as raising claims regarding Mr. Campbell’s
conditions of confinement, the Court declines now, as it has in the past, to convert the
claims because Mr. Campbell has not utilized the proper form nor paid the appropriate
For the reasons set forth herein, the Report and Recommendation (Doc. No.
7) is hereby ADOPTED and this action is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 19th day of April 2017.
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