Williams v. Warden
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER adopting the 11 Proposed Findings and Recommendation by Magistrate Judge; dismissing petitioner's 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (2241); and directing the Clerk to remove this case from the court's active docket. The court DENIES a certificate of appealability. Signed by Senior Judge David A. Faber on 2/17/2021. (cc: counsel of record; any unrepresented parties) (arb)
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
THOMAS A. WILLIAMS,
CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:18-00363
WARDEN, FPC McDowell,
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
By Standing Order, this action was referred to United
States Magistrate Judge Omar J. Aboulhosn for submission of
findings and recommendation regarding disposition pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B).
Magistrate Judge Aboulhosn submitted to
the court his Proposed Findings and Recommendation (“PF&R”) on
October 26, 2020, in which he recommended that the court dismiss
petitioner’s section 2241 petition (ECF No. 1) and remove this
matter from the court’s docket.
In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b),
the parties were allotted fourteen days and three mailing days
in which to file objections to Magistrate Judge Aboulhosn’s
Proposed Findings and Recommendation.
The failure of any party
to file such objections within the time allowed constitutes a
waiver of such party’s right to a de novo review by this court.
Snyder v. Ridenour, 889 F.2d 1363 (4th Cir. 1989).
party filed any objections to the PF&R within the required time
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Accordingly, the court adopts the Findings and
Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Aboulhosn as follows:
1. Petitioner’s section 2241 petition (ECF No. 1) is
2. The Clerk is directed 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.”
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.
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The Clerk is further directed to send a copy of this
Memorandum Opinion and Order to counsel of record and any
IT IS SO ORDERED this 17th day of February, 2021.
David A. Faber
Senior United States District Judge
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