Loud Hawk v. United States of America
ORDER Dismissing Case. Petitioner will not be allowed to proceed without prepayment of fees. Petitioner's Motion to Vacate, Set Aside or Correct his Sentence (Doc. 1) and all pending motions are DENIED. The Clerk is directed not to accept for filing and to return to Petitioner any further motions in this action. Signed by U.S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol on 3/17/14. (DJP)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH DAKOTA
MAR 17 2014
BASIL LOUD HAWK,
-vsORDER DISMISSING CASE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Movant, Basil Loud Hawk, ("Loud Hawk") is an inmate at the United States Penitentiary in
Florence, Colorado. He filed a pro se lawsuit styled as a "Motion Challenging the Jurisdiction of
the District Court" on February 10, 2014. The motion has properly been construed as a motion to
Vacate, Set Aside or Correct Loud Hawk's Sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255.
The Court has taken judicial notice of the file from Loud Hawk's underlying criminal
conviction in the United States District Court, Western Division for the District of South Dakota,
(CR. 99-5000l-1-RHB) and his appeals to the United States Court ofAppeals for the Eighth Circuit,
United States v. Loud Hawk, 245 F.3d 667 (8 th Cir. 2001); Loud Hawk v. United States, United States
Court ofAppeals for the Eighth Circuit, No. 08-2132. See, Hood v. United States, 152 F.2d 431 (8th
Cir. 1946) (federal District Court may take judicial notice of proceedings from another federal
District Court); Matter of Phillips, 593 F.2d 356 (8th Cir. 1979) (proper for federal court to take
judicial notice of state court pleadings); Green v. White, 616 F.2d 1054 (8th Cir. 1980) (Court of
Appeals may take judicial notice of District Court filings).
In his underlying criminal case, Loud Hawk pled guilty to two counts of second degree
murder and a single count of using a firearm while committing a violent crime. The District Court,
the Honorable Richard Battey, sentenced Loud Hawk to concurrent 60 year terms of imprisonment
on the second degree murder convictions and a 10 year consecutive sentence on the firearm
conviction. Loud Hawk filed a direct appeal and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affinned his
convictions. United States v. Loud Hawk, 245 F.3d 667 (8 th Cir. 2001).
Nearly seven years later Loud Hawk filed his first motion pursuant to 28 U.S.c. § 2255. CR
99-50001, Doc. 69. That motion was dismissed as untimely. !d. Loud Hawk appealed and the
Eighth Circuit dismissed the appeal. Loud Hawk v. United States, United States Court of Appeals
for the Eighth Circuit, No. 08-2132. Now, nearly fourteen years after his original conviction, Loud
Hawk has filed the instant motion claiming the court did not have jurisdiction to impose his sentence. I
Section 2255 provides in relevant part:
A second or successive motion must be certified as provided in section 2244
by a panel of the appropriate court of appeals to contain
(1) newly discovered evidence that, ifproven, and viewed in light ofthe evidence
as a whole, would be sufficient to establish by clear and convincing evidence
that no reasonable factfinder would have found the movant guilty of the
(2) a new rule of constitutional law, made retroactive to cases on collateral
review by the Supreme Court, that was previously unavailable.
Section 2244 provides in relevant part:
§2244 Finality of Determination
No circuit or district judge shall be required to entertain an application for a writ of
habeas corpus to inquire into the detention of a person pursuant to a judgment ofthe
court of the United States if it appears that the legality of such detention has been
determined by ajudge or court ofthe United States on a prior application for writ of
habeas corpus, except as provided in section 2255.
(b)( 1) A claim presented in a second or successive habeas corpus application under section
2254 that was presented in a prior application shall be dismissed.
(2) A claim presented in a second or successive habeas corpus application under section
2254 that was not presented in a prior application shall be dismissed unless-
IBecause Loud Hawk claims the Court did not have jurisdiction, his lawsuit was properly
construed as a Motion to Vacate, Set Aside or Correct his Sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255.
Section (a) of the statute states in part: "A prisoner in custody under a sentence of a court
established by Act of Congress claiming the right to be released upon the ground that the sentence
was imposed in violation ofthe Constitution or laws of the United States, or that the court was
without jurisdiction to impose such sentence ..."
the applicant shows that the claim relies on a new rule of constitutional law,
made retroactive to cases on collateral review by the Supreme Court, that was
previously unavailable; or
(B)(I) the factual predicate for the claim could not have been discovered previously
through the exercise of due diligence; and
(ii) the facts underlying the claim, ifproven, and viewed in light ofthe evidence
as whole, would be sufficient to establish by clear and convincing evidence
that, but for constitutional error, no reasonable factfinder would have found
the applicant guilty of the underlying offense.
Before a second or successive application permitted by this section is filed in
the district court, the applicant shall move in the appropriate court ofappeals
for an order authorizing the district court to consider the application.
A motion in the court of appeals for an order authorizing the district court to
consider a second or successive application shall be determined by a three
judge panel of the court of appeals.
(C) The court of appeals may authorize the filing of a second or successive
application only if it determines that the application makes a prima facie
showing that the application satisfies the requirements ofthis subsection.
(D) The court of appeals shall grant or deny the authorization to file a second or
successive application not later than 30 days after the filing of the motion.
The grant or denial of an authorization by a court of appeals to file a second
or successive application shall not be appealable and shall not be subject to a
petition for rehearing or for a writ of certiorari.
In this case, Loud Hawk has made no showing he has received permission from the United
States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to file a second or subsequent Motion as is required
by 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b)(3)(A). As a result, this court is without jurisdiction to consider his request
for relief. Williams v. Hopkins, 130 F.3d 333, 335-36 (8th Cir. 1977); Garrett v. Groose, 99 F.3d
283, 285-86 (8th Cir. 1996); United States v. Lambros, 404 F.3d 1034, 1036 (8 th Cir. 2005).
Because this is a successive petition, it will be dismissed.
CONCLUSION and ORDER
For the reasons explained above, IT IS ORDERED:
Petitioner will not be allowed to proceed without prepayment of fees;
Petitioner's Motion to Vacate, Set Aside or Correct his Sentence (Doc. 1) and all
pending motions are DENIED;
The Clerk is directed not to accept for filing and to return to Petitioner any further
motions in this action.
Dated this 17th day of March, 2014.
BY THE COURT:
wrence L. Piersol
United States District Court Judge
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