St. Louisv.United States

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDAJul 12, 2016
Case No. 16-61342-Civ-COOKE/WHITE (S.D. Fla. Jul. 12, 2016)

Case No. 16-61342-Civ-COOKE/WHITE Case No. 10-60046-Cr-COOKE

07-12-2016

JEFFREY ST. LOUIS, Movant, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Respondent.


ORDER ADOPTING MAGISTRATE'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND TRANSFERRING CASE TO THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

THIS MATTER was referred to the Honorable Patrick A. White, United States Magistrate Judge, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B), Rules 8 and 10 of the Rules Governing Section 2255 Cases in the United States District Courts, and Administrative Order 2003-19 of this Court, for a ruling on all pre-trial, non-dispositive matters and for a Report and Recommendation on any dispositive matters (ECF No. 3). On June 23, 2016, Judge White issued a Report (ECF No. 4) recommending that (i) this case be directly transferred to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1631, for permission and certification for Movant to file a successive Section 2255 petition, (ii) a certificate of appealability be denied, (iii) the Clerk provide Movant with the appropriate forms to file a successive motion to the Eleventh Circuit, and (iv) the case be administratively closed.

Movant did not file objections to the Report of Magistrate Judge, and the time to do so has passed. I have considered Judge White's Report, and have made a de novo review of the record. I find Judge White's Report clear, cogent, and compelling.

It is ORDERED and ADJUDGED that Judge White's Report (ECF No. 5) is AFFIRMED and ADOPTED. Accordingly, this case is TRANSFERRED to the Eleventh Circuit pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1631. A certificate of appealability is DENIED. The Clerk shall provide Movant with the forms to file a successive Section 2255 petition to the Eleventh Circuit and instruct Movant to make a prima facie showing of entitlement to relief under Johnson v. United States, ___ U.S. ___, 135 S. Ct 2551 (2015). This case is administratively CLOSED. Movant shall file notice with this Court within thirty (30) days of receipt of the Eleventh Circuit's decision on his ability to file a successive Section 2255 petition.

DONE and ORDERED in chambers, at Miami, Florida, this 12th day of July 2016.

/s/_________


MARCIA G. COOKE


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. White, U.S. Magistrate Judge
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