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Burrell v. Butler

United States District Court, N.D. Alabama, Southern Division

December 16, 2014

FARRIS BURRELL, Petitioner,
v.
FREDDIE BUTLER, et al., Respondents.

MEMORANDUM OPINION

MADELINE HUGHES HAIKALA, District Judge.

On October 16, 2014, the magistrate judge filed a report and recommended the Court dismiss the petition for a writ of habeas corpus Farris Burrell filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. (Doc. 5). The magistrate judge found that Mr. Burrell has previously filed at least four § 2254 petitions attacking the same convictions he challenges in the instant proceeding. Because Mr. Burrell did not provide a certification from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals allowing him to file a successive petition, the magistrate judge concluded this Court lacks jurisdiction over this petition. (Doc. 5 at 2). The magistrate judge further concluded that a certificate of appealability should be denied. ( Id. ).

In response to the magistrate judge's report and recommendation, Mr. Burrell filed written objections. (Doc. 6). In his objections, Mr. Burrell asks the Court to allow the petition to proceed. ( Id. at 1). However, Mr. Burrell has not contested the magistrate judge's conclusion that the petition is successive. Neither has Mr. Burrell provided any indication that the Eleventh Circuit has granted him permission to file the instant petition. Consequently, this Court lacks jurisdiction over Mr. Burrell's petition. 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b); Hill v. Hooper, 112 F.3d 1088, 1089 (11th Cir. 1997), cert. denied, 520 U.S. 1203 (1997).

Having carefully reviewed and considered de novo all the materials in the court file, the Court ADOPTS the magistrate judge's report and ACCEPTS her recommendation. Mr. Burrell's objections (Doc. 6) to the report and recommendation are OVERRULED. Accordingly, the petition will be DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. A certificate of appealability is DENIED.

A final judgment will be entered.

DONE and ORDERED.


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