Rodriguez v. Martin
ORDER OVERRULING PETITIONER'S OBJECTIONS AND ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS. A final judgment shall be entered dismissing the petition. Signed by Judge Ron Clark on 3/7/12. (pkb, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
ABRAHAM SALOMON RODRIGUEZ
CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:12cv3
MEMORANDUM ORDER OVERRULING OBJECTIONS AND ADOPTING
THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
Abraham Salomon Rodriguez, proceeding pro se, filed the above-styled petition for writ
of habeas corpus. The court referred this matter to the Honorable Zack Hawthorn, United States
Magistrate Judge, for consideration pursuant to applicable orders of this court. The Magistrate
Judge has submitted a Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge
concerning this matter. The Magistrate Judge recommends the petition be dismissed.
The court has received and considered the Report and Recommendation of United States
Magistrate Judge, along with the record and pleadings. Petitioner filed objections to the Report
The court has conducted a de novo review of the objections in relation to the pleadings
and the applicable law. After careful consideration, the court concludes the objections are
without merit. In support of his claims, petitioner cites Bond v. United States, ___ U.S. ___, 131
S.Ct. 2355 (2011). In Bond, the Supreme Court held that a person convicted of a federal offense
had standing to assert that Congress exceeded its power under the Tenth Amendment in enacting
a criminal statute. However, the decision in Bond did not invalidate the federal statutes
petitioner was convicted of violating. Boldgett v. Martin, 20111 WL 6187097 at *1 (5th Cir.
Dec. 14, 2011) (unpublished). Petitioner also asserts that the writ of habeas corpus has been
improperly suspended if relief is not available to him under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 or § 2241.
However, this claim is without merit because the savings clause under § 2255 does not violate
the Suspension Clause of the United States Constitution. Wesson v. U.S. Penitentiary,
Beaumont, 305 F.3d 343, 346-47 (5th Cir. 2002).
Accordingly, petitioner’s objections are OVERRULED. The findings of fact and
conclusions of law of the Magistrate Judge are correct and the report of the Magistrate Judge is
ADOPTED. A final judgment shall be entered dismissing the petition.
So ORDERED and SIGNED this 7 day of March, 2012.
Ron Clark, United States District Judge
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