Tate v. Stephens
ORDER ADOPTING MEMORANDUM AND RECOMMENDATIONS re: granting 16 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support, 19 Memorandum and Recommendations. Petitioner is denied a certificate of appealability. (Signed by Judge Hilda G Tagle) Parties notified.(lcayce, 2)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
CORPUS CHRISTI DIVISION
United States District Court
Southern District of Texas
December 16, 2016
David J. Bradley, Clerk
CIVIL NO. 2:15-CV-490
Petitioner J.W. Tate, Texas prisoner number 01310936, has filed a petition
for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 and § 2254 challenging his
2005 conviction in Nueces County for aggravated sexual assault of a child enhanced
by a prior conviction. Dkt. No. 1.
The Court has before it Respondent’s motion for summary judgment, Dkt. No.
16, and the Memorandum and Recommendations of the magistrate judge to whom
this case was referred pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), Dkt. No. 19 (“M&R”). The
deadline to file objections to the magistrate judge’s proposed findings and
recommendations has passed, and the docket sheet shows that no objections have
been filed. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) (setting 14-day deadline to file objections); Fed.
R. Civ. P. 72(b)(2) (same); see also M&R at 15 (advising parties of 14-day deadline).
After independently reviewing the record and considering the applicable law,
the Court adopts the magistrate judge’s proposed findings and recommendations;
GRANTS Respondent’s motion for summary judgment, Dkt. No. 16; DISMISSES
the petition for a writ of habeas corpus, Dkt. No. 1; and DENIES Petitioner a
certificate of appealability. The Clerk shall close this case after entering the
It is so ORDERED.
SIGNED this 16th day of December, 2016.
Senior United States District Judge
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?