Cardena-Sosa v. USA
ORDER Adopting 5 Report and Recommendations: The Court DENIES as untimely the Petitioners 28 U.S.C. § 2255 and ORDERS that this case be DISMISSEDWITH PREJUDICE. This matter is ORDERED STRICKEN from the active docket of thisCourt. The Clerk is DIRECTED to enter judgment for the Respondent. This Court hereby DENIES a certificate of appealability. Signed by Chief Judge Gina M. Groh on 5/6/2015. Copy to pro se petitioner by cm,rrr.(cmd)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
CIVIL ACTION NO.: 3:14-CV-76
CRIMINAL ACTION NO.: 3-03-CR-31-10
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
On this day, the above-styled matter came before the Court for consideration of the
Report and Recommendation (“R&R”) of United States Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert.
Pursuant to this Court’s Local Rules, this action was referred to Magistrate Judge Seibert
for submission of a proposed R&R. Magistrate Judge Seibert issued his R&R, [ECF 5 in
3:14-CV-76; ECF 461 in 3:03-CR-31-10], on March 11, 2015. In the R&R, he recommends
that this Court enter an order denying as untimely the Petitioner’s 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion,
[ECF 1 in 3:14-CV-76; ECF 435 in 3:03-CR-31-10], and that this case be dismissed with
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C), this Court is required to make a de novo
review of those portions of the magistrate judge’s findings to which objection is made.
However, the Court is not required to review, under a de novo or any other standard, the
factual or legal conclusions of the magistrate judge as to those portions of the findings or
recommendation to which no objections are addressed. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 150
(1985). Failure to file timely objections constitutes a waiver of de novo review and of a
petitioner’s right to appeal this Court’s Order. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Snyder v. Ridenour,
889 F.2d 1363, 1366 (4th Cir. 1989); United States v. Schronce, 727 F.2d 91, 94 (4th Cir.
1984). Objections to Magistrate Judge Seibert’s R&R were due within fourteen plus three
days of the Petitioner being served with a copy of the same. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed.
R. Civ. P. 72(b). Service was accepted at the United States Penitentiary, Mendota, in
Mendota, California, on March 16, 2015. Therefore, after allowing for additional time to
ensure personal receipt, the Court finds that the deadline for the Petitioner to submit
objections to the R&R has passed. No objections have been filed. Accordingly, this Court
will review the R&R for clear error.
Upon careful review of the R&R, it is the opinion of this Court that Magistrate Judge
Seibert’s Report and Recommendation, [ECF 5 in 3:14-CV-76; ECF 461 in 3:03-CR-31-10],
should be, and is, hereby ORDERED ADOPTED for the reasons more fully stated therein.
Accordingly, the Court DENIES as untimely the Petitioner’s 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion, [ECF
1 in 3:14-CV-76; ECF 435 in 3:03-CR-31-10], and ORDERS that this case be DISMISSED
WITH PREJUDICE. This matter is ORDERED STRICKEN from the active docket of this
Court. The Clerk is DIRECTED to enter judgment for the Respondent.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c), the Court is required to issue an order granting or
denying a certificate of appealability from the final order in a proceeding under § 2255
before an appeal may be taken. However, a certificate of appealability may be issued “only
if the applicant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right.” 28
U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2).
A petitioner can satisfy this standard by demonstrating that
reasonable jurists would find that his constitutional claims are debatable and that any
dispositive procedural rulings by the district court are also debatable or wrong. See
Miller-El v. Cockrell, 537 U.S. 322, 336 (2003); Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484
(2000); Rose v. Lee, 252 F.3d 676, 683 (4th Cir. 2001).
Here, upon an independent review of the record, the Court finds that the Petitioner
has not made the requisite showing. Accordingly, this Court hereby DENIES a certificate
The Clerk is directed to transmit copies of this Order to all counsel of record and pro
DATED: May 6, 2015
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