Jones v. Utah Board of Pardons and Parole et al

Filing 5

MEMORANDUM DECISION AND ORDER it is Ordered that this habeas corpus petition is Denied. Signed by Judge Clark Waddoups on 12/21/09. (las)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF UTAH CENTRAL DIVISION _______________________________________________________________ CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL JONES, ) ) Petitioner, ) Case No. 2:09-CV-937 CW ) v. ) District Judge Clark Waddoups ) U T A H BD. OF PARDONS & PAROLE et al., ) ORDER and MEMORANDUM DECISION ) Respondents. ) _________________________________________________________________ Petitioner, inmate Christopher Michael Jones, filed a habeas corpus petition. See 28 U.S.C.S. 2254 (2009). In it, he challenges the constitutionality of Utah's indeterminate sentencing scheme. Very recently, the same challenges were See Straley v. Utah Bd. soundly rejected by the Tenth Circuit. of Pardons, No. 08-4170 (10th Cir. Sept. 28, 2009). IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that this petition is DENIED. DATED this 21st day of December, 2009. BY THE COURT: ___________________________ CLARK WADDOUPS United States District Judge

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