Robinson v. SCORE Jail

Filing 7

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE by Hon. Mary Alice Theiler. Show Cause Response due by 6/12/2017. (cc: petitioner)(ST)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 REGINALD WAYNE ROBINSON, Petitioner, 9 10 Case No. C17-0539-TSZ-MAT v. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE 11 RENTON MUNICIPAL COURT, et al., Respondents. 12 13 14 Petitioner Reginald Robinson is currently confined at the South Correctional Entity 15 (SCORE) in Des Moines, Washington. He has submitted to the Court for filing a petition for writ 16 of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 challenging a 2013 Renton Municipal Court judgment 17 and sentence. Petitioner asserts two grounds for relief in his petition, but neither claim alleges a 18 violation of a federal constitutional right. 19 Federal habeas relief does not lie for errors of state law. Lewis v. Jeffers, 497 U.S. 764, 20 780 (1990) (citing Pulley v. Harris, 465 U.S. 37, 41 (1983)). A federal district court may entertain 21 an application for a writ of habeas corpus by an individual in custody pursuant to a judgment of a 22 state court “only on the ground that he is in custody in violation of the Constitution or laws or 23 treaties of the United States." 28 U.S.C. § 2254(a). Because petitioner does not identify any ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE PAGE - 1 1 federal constitutional basis for the claims asserted in his petition, he has not stated a cognizable 2 ground for relief. 3 Accordingly, the Court hereby ORDERS as follows: 4 (1) 5 Petitioner shall SHOW CAUSE not later than June 12, 2017 why his federal habeas petition should not be dismissed for failure to state a cognizable ground for relief. 6 (2) 7 Thomas S. Zilly. 8 The Clerk is directed to send copies of this Order to petitioner and to the Honorable DATED this 8th day of May, 2017. 9 A 10 Mary Alice Theiler United States Magistrate Judge 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE PAGE - 2

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