Gaines v. Davis-Director TDCJ-CID
MEMORANDUM ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS AND ENTERING FINAL JUDGMENT for 11 Report and Recommendations. This civil action is dismissed without prejudice for failure to prosecute or to obey an order of the Court. All pending motions are denied. Signed by Judge Ron Clark on 8/29/17. (mjc, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
ERNEST EDWARD GAINES
CIVIL ACTION NO. 6:17cv74
MEMORANDUM ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
AND ENTERING FINAL JUDGMENT
The Petitioner Ernest Gaines, proceeding pro se, filed this application for the writ of habeas
corpus under 28 U.S.C. §2254, although the nature of his complaint is not clear. This Court ordered
that the case be referred to the United States Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §636(b)(1) and
(3) and the Amended Order for the Adoption of Local Rules for the Assignment of Duties to United
States Magistrate Judges.
Gaines referred to a 2006 aggravated robbery conviction out of Dallas County, but the
grounds for relief set out in his petition involve the damaging or confiscation of his property. The
Magistrate Judge ordered Gaines to file an amended complaint setting out a short and plain
statement of his claim. When Gaines did not comply with either order, the Magistrate Judge issued
a Report recommending that the petition be dismissed without prejudice for failure to prosecute or
to obey an order of the Court.
Gaines received a copy of the Magistrate Judge’s Report on July 25, 2017, but no objections
have been received; accordingly, he is barred from de novo review by the District Judge of those
findings, conclusions, and recommendations and, except upon grounds of plain error, from appellate
review of the unobjected-to proposed factual findings and legal conclusions accepted and adopted
by the District Court. Douglass v. United Services Automobile Association, 79 F.3d 1415, 1430 (5th
Cir. 1996) (en banc).
The Court has reviewed the pleadings in this cause and the Report of the Magistrate Judge.
Upon such review, the Court has determined that the Report of the Magistrate Judge is correct. See
United States v. Wilson, 864 F.2d 1219, 1221 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 492 U.S. 918, 109 S.Ct. 3243
(1989) (where no objections to a Magistrate Judge’s Report are filed, the standard of review is
“clearly erroneous, abuse of discretion and contrary to law.”) It is accordingly
ORDERED that the Report of the Magistrate Judge (docket no. 11) is ADOPTED as the
opinion of the District Court. It is further
ORDERED that the above-styled civil action is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE
for failure to prosecute or to obey an order of the Court. It is further
ORDERED that any and all motions which may be pending in this action are hereby
So Ordered and Signed
Aug 29, 2017
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?