Pittman v. United States of America
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER adopting 3 Proposed Findings and Recommendations by Magistrate Judge Tinsley: The Court hereby DISMISSES plaintiff's 1 petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2241, DISMISSES this action for lack of jurisdiction, and directs the Clerk to remove this case from the court's active docket. Signed by Senior Judge David A. Faber on 3/6/2018. (cc: Plaintiff; attys) (mk)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:14-28487
WARDEN, FCI RAY BROOK,
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
By Standing Order, this action was referred to United
States Magistrate Judge Dwane L. Tinsley for submission of
findings and recommendations regarding disposition pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B).
Magistrate Judge Tinsley submitted to the
court his Findings and Recommendation (“PF&R”) on February 1,
2018, in which he recommended that the district court dismiss
plaintiff’s petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2241, dismiss this action
for lack of jurisdiction, and remove the matter from the court’s
In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b),
the parties were allotted fourteen days, plus three mailing days,
in which to file any objections to Magistrate Judge Tinsley’s
Findings and Recommendation.
The failure of any party to file
such objections constitutes a waiver of such party's right to a
de novo review by this court.
(4th Cir. 1989).
Snyder v. Ridenour, 889 F.2d 1363
The parties failed to file any objections to the
Magistrate Judge's Findings and Recommendation within the
Having reviewed the Findings and
Recommendation filed by Magistrate Judge Tinsley, the court
adopts the findings and recommendations contained therein.
Accordingly, the court hereby DISMISSES plaintiff’s petition
under 28 U.S.C. § 2241, DISMISSES this action for lack of
jurisdiction, and directs the Clerk to remove this case from the
court’s active docket.
Additionally, the court has considered whether to grant a
certificate of appealability.
See 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c).
certificate will not be granted unless there is “a substantial
showing of the denial of a constitutional right.”
28 U.S.C. §
The standard is satisfied only upon a showing that
reasonable jurists would find that any assessment of the
constitutional claims by this court is debatable or wrong and
that any dispositive procedural ruling is likewise debatable.
Miller-El v. Cockrell, 537 U.S. 322, 336-38 (2003); Slack v.
McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000); Rose v. Lee, 252 F.3d 676,
683-84 (4th Cir. 2001).
The court concludes that the governing
standard is not satisfied in this instance.
court DENIES a certificate of appealability.
The Clerk is directed to forward a copy of this
Memorandum Opinion and Order to plaintiff and counsel of record.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 6th day of March, 2018.
David A. Faber
Senior United States District Judge
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