Civil Action No. CV204-206.
October 5, 2005
After an independent review of the record, the Court concurs with the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation, to which Objections have been filed. In his Objections, Arias asserts that the rule of lenity should apply in this case because 18 U.S.C.A. § 3624(b)(1), the good conduct time statute, is ambiguous. Arias urges the Court to adopt the reasoning of Moreland v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, 363 F. Supp.2d 882 (S.D. Tex. 2005).
The Court declines to adopt the reasoning of Moreland. Instead, this Court is bound by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals' decision in Brown v. McFadden, ___ F.3d ___, 2005 WL 1618739 (11th Cir. July 12, 2005). In Brown, the Eleventh Circuit held that the rule of lenity is not applicable because the Bureau of Prisons' interpretation of § 3624(b)(1) is reasonable. Brown, ___ F.3d at ___, 2005 WL 1618739, at *2.
Arias' Objections are without merit. The Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge is adopted as the opinion of the Court. Arias' petition for writ of habeas corpus, filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C.A. § 2241 (Doc. No. 1), is DENIED. The Clerk of Court is hereby authorized and directed to enter an appropriate Judgment of Dismissal.