Johnson v. USA
MEMORANDUM DECISION and ORDER: Based on the foregoing, by authority of 28 USC 2255 and Rule 4(b)of the Rules Governing Section 2255 Proceedings for the United States District Courts, the court DISMISSES Petitioner's motion and instructs the clerk of court to notify him of the dismissal. Signed by Judge Clark Waddoups on 12/7/2017. (kpf)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF UTAH
Jamis Melwood Johnson,
MEMORANDUM DECISION AND
Related Case: United States v. Jamis
Johnson, Case No. 2:09-cr-133
United States of America,
Case No. 2:17-cv-813
Judge Clark Waddoups
Prisoner and Petitioner Jamis Melwood Johnson filed a motion seeking to have his
conviction overturned pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255. The motion was signed on July 7, 2017, and
docketed by the court on July 17, 2017. In the underlying case, the Tenth Circuit Court of
Appeals entered judgment affirming the judgment of conviction on April 11, 2016.
According to 28 U.S.C. § 2255(f) and Rule 3(c) of the Rules Governing Section 2255, a
motion pursuant to § 2255 must be filed no later than one year after the latest of (1) the date
judgment of conviction becomes final, (2) the date of removal of an unconstitutional or unlawful
impediment to filing, (3) the date the Supreme Court recognizes the asserted right, or (4) the date
new information could have been uncovered by due diligence. Here only the first and fourth
options apply. Petitioner’s judgment of conviction became final, when the Tenth Circuit entered
its judgment on April 11, 2016 and the mandate issued on May 3, 2016. And while Petitioner
alleges some new information, he provides no specific date from which the court can measure
timeliness and instead refers to such new information as having been learned “[s]ubsequent to
trial.” Therefore the court concludes the latest possible date upon which Petitioner’s motion
could have been timely filed was April 11, 2017, almost three months before he filed the pending
Based on the foregoing, by authority of 28 U.S.C. § 2255 and Rule 4(b) of the Rules
Governing Section 2255 Proceedings for the United States District Courts, the court DISMISSES
Petitioner’s motion and instructs the clerk of court to notify him of the dismissal.
DATED this 7th day of December, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
United States District Judge
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