Randle v. Stephens

Filing 43

ORDER ADOPTING MEMORANDUM AND RECOMMENDATIONS re: 36 . The Court DENIES Randle's MOTION for a Certificate of Appealability 30 .(Signed by Judge Hilda G Tagle) Parties notified.(scavazos, 1)

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United States District Court Southern District of Texas ENTERED IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS CORPUS CHRISTI DIVISION BUFORD RANDLE, § § § § § § § § Petitioner, VS. WILLIAM STEPHENS, Respondent. January 19, 2018 David J. Bradley, Clerk CIVIL NO. 2:16-CV-21 ORDER The Court has before it Petitioner Buford Randle’s (“Randle”) motion for a certificate of appealability (Dkt. No. 30) and the Memorandum and Recommendation (“M&R”) of the Magistrate Judge to whom this case was referred (Dkt. No. 36). In the M&R, the Magistrate Judge recommends that the Court deny Randle a certificate of appealability. The time to file objections has passed, and no objections have been filed. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) (setting a 14-day deadline to file objections); see also M&R, Dkt. No. 36 at 3 (advising parties of the 14-day deadline). After an independent review of the record and applicable law, the Court ADOPTS the Magistrate Judge’s M&R (Dkt. No. 36) and DENIES Randle’s motion for a certificate of appealability (Dkt. No. 30). SIGNED this 19th day of January, 2018. ___________________________________ Hilda Tagle Senior United States District Judge 1/1

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