Richardson v. Commonwealth of Virginia et al

Filing 6

MEMORANDUM OPINION. SEE OPINION FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. Signed by District Judge Robert E. Payne on 12/05/2017. Copy mailed to Plaintiff.(ccol, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Richmond Division DEC - 5 20!7 GREGORY RICHARDSON, Plaintiff, CLERK. U.S. Di') 11l1CT COURT mc1 !i:10ND. VA v. Civil Action No. 3:17CV607 COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, et al., Defendants. MEMORANDUM OPINION Gregory Richardson, a Virginia detaineer proceeding pro se, submitted this action under 28 U.S.C. amassed extensive an See litigation. No. 3:07CV514, Thus, ECF No. 47, Richardson has of at frivolous v. Richardson Va. 1-7 (E.D. and Dep't Va. Dec. abusive of Corr., 9, 2008). Richardson's litigation in this district is subject to a pre-filing injunction. on history 2254. ยง October 16, 2017, By Memorandum Opinion and Order entered the court dismissed the present action without prejudice because Richardson failed to comply with the terms of the pre-filing injunction. On November 8, 2017, the Court received from Richardson a motion wherein he asks the Court to reconsider the dismissal of the action and seeks the recusal of the undersigned. harbors no bias demonstrate any undersigned might United States, against Richardson circumstances be 510 where reasonably U.S. 540, the nor Richardson impartiality questioned. 555 does The Court (1994) See of Liteky (holding the v. that unfavorable judicial rulings alone do not constitute bias) . Accordingly, Richardson's Motion for Recusal (ECF No. 5) will be denied. Furthermore, Richardson fails to demonstrate how the Court erred in dismissing the action for failing to comply with the pre-filing injunction. Accordingly, the Motion to Vacate (ECF No. 5) will be denied The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Memorandum Opinion to Richardson. It is so ORDERED. Date: ,,{P~S;U:>t7 Richmond, Virginia /s/ Robert E. Payne Senior United States District Judge 2

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