Moore v. Director, TDCJ-CID

Filing 10

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: 6 MOTION for Release Pending Appeal and/or a PR Bond is Denied. (Ordered by Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez on 9/15/2022) (svc)

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Case 3:22-cv-02025-D-BH Document 10 Filed 09/15/22 Page 1 of 2 PageID 113 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS DALLAS DIVISION CHARLES EDWARD MOORE, #1048050, Petitioner, vs. DIRECTOR, TDCJ-CID, Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 3:22-CV-2025-D (BH) Referred to U.S. Magistrate Judge1 MEMORANDUM OPINION ANDORDER Based on the relevant filings and applicable law, (Petitioner[’s]) Motion for Release Pending Appeal and/or a P-R-Bond, received September 13, 2022 (doc. 6), is DENIED. Charles Edward Moore (Petitioner), an inmate currently incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Hughes Unit, in Gatesville, Texas, filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 challenging his 2001 conviction. (See doc. 3 at 1.)2 He now seeks to be released on bond pending determination of his habeas petition. (See doc. 6.) Despite the “lack of specific statutory authorization,” federal district courts have inherent power and jurisdiction to release prisoners, including state prisoners, on bail pending determination of a federal habeas corpus petition. See In re Wainwright, 518 F.2d 173, 174 (5th Cir.1975) (per curiam). In Wainright, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals “observe[d] without deciding that it that it is probably within the power of a United States magistrate [judge] to enlarge a state prisoner on bail pending district court consideration of his habeas corpus action.” Id. at n. 1 (citing 28 U.S.C. § 636(a)(1)). In order to show entitlement to release pending determination of his habeas petition, a state 1 2 By Special Order No. 3-251, this habeas case has been automatically referred for findings and recommendation. Citations to the record refer to the CM/ECF system page number at the top of each page. Case 3:22-cv-02025-D-BH Document 10 Filed 09/15/22 Page 2 of 2 PageID 114 prisoner must show he “has raised substantial constitutional claims upon which he has a high probability of success, and also when extraordinary and exceptional circumstances exist which make the grant of bail necessary to make the habeas remedy effective.” Calley v. Callaway, 496 F.2d 701, 702 (5th Cir. 1974) (per curiam)3; see also Nelson v. Davis, 739 F. App’x 254 (5th Cir. 2018) (per curiam) (applying Calley standard to denial of bail pending determination of a state prisoner’s § 2254 petition); Beasley v. Stephens, 623 F. App’x. 192 (5th Cir. 2015) (same); Lay v. Tanner, 433 F. App’x. 327 (5th Cir. 2011) (same); Tijerina v. Thaler, 368 F. App’x 584, 585 (5th Cir. 2010) (same). Nelson noted that examples of “extraordinary circumstances” justifying release include “‘serious deterioration of the petitioner’s health while incarcerated’; where a short sentence for a relatively minor crime is ‘so near completion that extraordinary action is essential to make collateral review truly effective’; and possibly where there has been an ‘extraordinary delay in processing a habeas corpus petition.’” 739 F. App’x at 255 (quoting Calley, 496 F.2d at 702 n.1). Here, Petitioner relies in conclusory fashion on the alleged merit of his habeas claims. He makes no attempt to show the existence of any extraordinary or exceptional circumstances that justify his release on bond pending determination of his habeas petition. The motion for release on bond is DENIED. SO ORDERED this 15th day of September, 2022. ___________________________________ IRMA CARRILLO RAMIREZ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 3 The Fifth Circuit has noted that although Calley involved a habeas petitioner whose underlying conviction was in the military court system, it drew the legal standard in that case from Aronson v. May, 85 S.Ct. 3 (1964), which involved a civilian challenging his convictions in federal district court. United States v. Pfluger, 522 F. App’x 217, 218 n. 1. (5th Cir. 2013) (per curiam).

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