Padilla v. Director, TDCJ-CID et al

Filing 8

Order Accepting #6 Findings, Conclusions and Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge and Denying Certificate of Appealability. The court certifies that any appeal of this action would not be taken in good faith. Case administratively reopened. (Ordered by Judge Brantley Starr on 5/6/2022) (mjr)

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Case 3:22-cv-00583-X-BN Document 8 Filed 05/06/22 Page 1 of 3 PageID 37 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS DALLAS DIVISION ISMAEL HERNANDEZ PADILLA, ID #356764, Petitioner, v. DIRECTOR, TDCJ-CID; GREG ABBOTT; and CITY TOWN OR MUNI OF DALLAS CO DALLAS TX Respondents. § § § § § § § § § § § § Civil Action No. 3:22-CV-00583-X-BN ORDER ACCEPTING FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE The United States Magistrate Judge made findings, conclusions, and a recommendation in this case. [Doc. No. 6]. filed a notice of appeal to the Fifth Circuit. the notice of appeal as an objection. reiterate Padilla’s motion. Instead of filing an objection, Padilla [Doc. No. 7]. The Court will construe But the notice of appeal appears to merely [Doc. No. 5]. It does not raise a specific objection to the magistrate judge’s findings, conclusions, or recommendation. 1 The Court has reviewed the magistrate judge’s recommendation de novo and finds no errors. “In order to be specific, an objection must identify the specific finding or recommendation to which objection is made, state the basis for the objection, and specify the place in the magistrate judge’s findings, conclusions, and recommendation where the disputed determination is found. An objection that merely incorporates by reference or refers to the briefing before the magistrate judge is not specific.” Doc. No. 6 at 4. 1 1 Case 3:22-cv-00583-X-BN Document 8 Filed 05/06/22 Page 2 of 3 PageID 38 Accordingly, the Court ACCEPTS the findings, conclusions, and recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge. Considering the record in this case and pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 22(b), Rule 11(a) of the Rules Governing §§ 2254 and 2255 proceedings, and 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c), the Court DENIES a certificate of appealability to the extent one is required to appeal in this case. The Court adopts and incorporates by reference the magistrate judge’s findings, conclusions, and recommendation filed in this case in support of its finding that Padilla has failed to show that reasonable jurists would find “it debatable whether the [construed] petition states a valid claim of the denial of a constitutional right” or “debatable whether [this Court] was correct in its procedural ruling.” 2 But, insofar as Padilla does appeal, the Court prospectively DENIES Padilla leave to appeal in forma pauperis and CERTIFIES, under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), and as fully explained in the applicable findings, conclusions, and recommendation that any appeal would not be taken in good faith. Petitioner may challenge this finding under Baugh v. Taylor 3 by filing a motion to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal with the Clerk of the Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, within 30 days of this order. 4 2 Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000). 3 117 F.3d 197 (5th Cir. 1997), 4 Cf. Dobbins v. Davis, 764 F. App’x 433, 434 (5th Cir. 2019) (per curiam) (applying Baugh to state prisoner’s appeal in federal habeas action). 2 Case 3:22-cv-00583-X-BN Document 8 Filed 05/06/22 Page 3 of 3 PageID 39 IT IS SO ORDERED this 6th day of May, 2022. ____________________________________ BRANTLEY STARR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 3

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