Stryker v. Bear
ORDER adopting Report and Recommendations re 9 Report and Recommendation and dismissing Stryker's Petition 1 without prejudice. Signed by Honorable Lee R. West on 10/10/17. (ml)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR
THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
On September 5, 2017, United States Magistrate Judge Cliarles B. Goodwin
issued a Report and Recommendation in tills matter and recommended that the Court
dismiss without prejudice the Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus ("Petition") filed
pursuant to title 28, section 2241 of the United States Code by petitionerTerry J. Stryker,
a state prisoner proceeding pro se. Stryker was advised of his right to object, see Doc. 9
at 8, and the matter now comes before the Court on Stryker's Objection to Magistrate's
Report and Recommendation. See Doc. 10.
Upon de novo review of the record, the Court concurs with Magistrate Judge
Goodwin's findings and recommendations with regard to Stryker's arguments that his
conviction is void, that the respondent "refuses[s] to comply with legislative and appeals
court instructions to discharge [him]... [,]" Doc. 1 at 7, and that he has been denied due
process and equal protection as guaranteed by the fourteenth amendment to the United
States Constitution. Rule 4, Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States
District Courts, requires the Court to dismiss a petition "[i]f it plainly appears from the
petition and any attached exhibits that the petitioner is not entitled to relief[.]" See
Boutwell V. Keating. 399 F.3d 1203. 1210 n.2 (10*^ Cir. 2005)(although prisoner seeks
relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2241, court may in its discretion apply Section 2254 Rules).
Because Grounds One, Two and Three in Stryker's Petition fail to state cognizable claims
for relief under section 2241, the Court finds dismissal is warranted in this instance.
The Court has also considered Stryker's claim as set forth in Ground Four of his
Petition that the respondent violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §
12101 et seq. Case law and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure "demand[ ] more than
an unadorned, the-defendant-unlav\/fully-harmed-me accusation." Ashcroft v. labal. 556
U.S. 662, 678 (2009)(citations omitted). Indeed, Stryker "should have at least some
relevant information to make th[is] claim[ ] plausible on [its]... face." Khalik v. United Air
Lines. 671 F.3d 1188, 1193 (10^'^ Cir. 2012). Because his pleading is devoid of any well-
pleaded facts, Stryker "has not 'show[n]'. .. 'that [he]... is entitled to relief."' jd. at 679
(quoting Rule 8(a)(2), F.R.Civ.P.).
Accordingly, the Court
(1) ADOPTS the Report and Recommendation [Doc. 9] issued on September 5,
(2) DISMISSES Stryker's Petition [Doc. 1] without prejudice.
ENTERED this IP**' day of October, 2017.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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