Davis v. Stephens

Filing 21

ORDER ADOPTING MEMORANDUM AND RECOMMENDATIONS re: grants 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support, 18 Memorandum and Recommendations, dismisses 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Denies Petitioner a Certificate of Appealability. (Signed by Judge Hilda G Tagle) Parties notified.(amireles, 2)

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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 MICHAEL A DAVIS, Petitioner, VS. LORIE DAVIS, et al, Respondents. § § § § § § § § March 10, 2017 David J. Bradley, Clerk CIVIL NO. 2:16-CV-110 ORDER Petitioner Michael A. Davis, an inmate in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Correctional Institutions Division currently incarcerated at the Michael Unit in Tennessee Colony, Texas, has filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 alleging that his right to due process was violated in a prison disciplinary hearing. Dkt. No. 1. The Court has before it Respondent’s motion for summary judgment, Dkt. No. 12, Petitioner’s response, Dkt. No. 17, 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. 18 (“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 13 (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. 12; 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 accompanying judgment. SIGNED this 10th day of March, 2017. ___________________________________ Hilda Tagle Senior United States District Judge

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