Cardenas Garza v. State Of Texas

Filing 29

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re: 24 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 19 MOTION for Summary Judgment with Brief in Support, A certificate of Appealability is DENIED. Case terminated on 8/2/2017.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(BelindaSaenz, 7)

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United States District Court Southern District of Texas ENTERED August 02, 2017 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS MCALLEN DIVISION ROBERTO CARDENAS GARZA, Petitioner VS. LORIE DAVIS DIRECTOR, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION Respondent § § § § § § § § § CIVIL ACTION NO. David J. Bradley, Clerk M-16-678 ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION Pending before the Court is Petitioner’s application to vacate, set aside, or correct sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 2254, which motion had been referred to the Magistrate Court for a Report and Recommendation. On July 18, 2017, the Magistrate Court issued the Report and Recommendation, recommending that Respondent’s motion for Summary Judgment (Dkt. Entry No. 19) be granted, that Petitioner’s Motion for Summary Judgment (Dkt. Entry No. 24) be denied, and that Petitioner’s section 2254 motion be dismissed without prejudice as unexhausted. Petitioner has responded with a self-styled “Motion to Dismiss Report and Recommendation” (Dkt. No. 28). The Court construes this as objections to the Report and Recommendation. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 72(b), the Court has conducted a de novo review of the Report and Recommendation to which objections are made. The Court finds that the objections are without merit. Having reviewed the record as a whole and finding no clear error, the Court adopts the Report and Recommendation in its entirety. Accordingly, Respondent’s Motion for Summary Judgment (Dkt. Entry No. 19) is GRANTED, Petitioner’s Motion for Summary Judgment (Dkt. 1/2 Entry No. 24) is DENIED, and Petitioner’s section 2254 claims are DISMISSED without prejudice as unexhausted. A certificate of Appealability is DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED. DONE at McAllen, Texas, this 2nd day of August, 2017. ___________________________________ Micaela Alvarez United States District Judge 2/2

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