Rivera v. Edge
MEMORANDUM ORDER OVERRULING OBJECTIONS AND ADOPTING 15 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS. Signed by District Judge Rodney Gilstrap on 2/12/2018. (sm, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
DEREK EDGE, WARDEN
CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:16-CV-192
MEMORANDUM ORDER OVERRULING OBJECTIONS AND ADOPTING THE
MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
Petitioner, Richard Rivera, a federal prisoner confined at FCI Texarkana, proceeding pro se,
filed this petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241.
The Court referred this matter to the Honorable Caroline Craven, United States Magistrate
Judge, at Texarkana, Texas, for consideration pursuant to applicable laws and orders of this Court.
The Magistrate Judge recommends the petition be denied.
The Court has received and considered the Report and Recommendation of United States
Magistrate Judge filed pursuant to such order, along with the record, and pleadings. Petitioner filed
objections to the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge.1 This requires a
de novo review of the objections in relation to the pleadings and applicable law. See FED. R. CIV.
After careful consideration, the Court finds petitioner’s objections lacking in merit.
Petitioner does not meet the test set forth in Reyes-Requena v. United States, 243 F.3d 893 (5th Cir.
2001). Petitioner’s challenge to his sentence is not the type of claim that warrants relief under §
2241 as it challenges the punishment imposed rather than the conviction itself. Kinder v. Purdy, 222
F.3d 209, 213-14 (5th Cir. 2000). Furthermore, petitioner’s grounds for review are not based on a
retroactively applicable Supreme Court decision and do not demonstrate petitioner was convicted
Petitioner filed a Notice of Appeal which has been liberally construed as Objections to the
Report and Recommendation (docket entry no. 16).
of a nonexistence offense. Petitioner has failed to establish § 2255 is insufficient to challenge his
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 will be entered in this case in accordance with the Magistrate Judge’s
SIGNED this 19th day of December, 2011.
So ORDERED and SIGNED this 12th day of February, 2018.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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