Unpublished Dispositionsamuel John Major Davis, Jr., Petitioner-appellant, v. United States Parole Commission, Respondent-appellee, 870 F.2d 657 (6th Cir. 1989)

Annotate this Case
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 870 F.2d 657 (6th Cir. 1989)

March 7, 1989

Before BOYCE F. MARTIN Jr. and RYAN, Circuit Judges, and JOHN W. POTTER, District Judge.* 


This case has been referred to a panel of the court pursuant to Rule 9(a), Rules of the Sixth Circuit. Upon examination of the briefs and record, this panel unanimously agrees that oral argument is not needed. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a).

Samuel John Major Davis, Jr., appeals the dismissal of his petition for writ of habeas corpus filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2241. Davis alleged that the defendant Parole Commission improperly set his presumptive parole date outside the parole guidelines. The district court dismissed the petition as duplicative of a pending habeas petition in which petitioner also alleged that the Parole Commission improperly set his presumptive parole date.

Upon consideration, we conclude that the district court properly dismissed the petition. Petitioner does not dispute the district court's finding that the instant petition is "essentially the same" as the earlier petition. Further, the district court noted that petitioner may seek to amend his other petition in order to assert any new grounds for relief. Under these undisputed circumstances, we conclude that dismissal was proper.

Accordingly, the judgment of the district court is affirmed. Rule 9(b) (5), Rules of the Sixth Circuit.


The Honorable John W. Potter, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio, sitting by designation