Bowles v. Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections, No. 19-13150 (11th Cir. 2019)Annotate this Case
The Eleventh Circuit denied the motion for stay of execution pending appeal, holding that the district court rightly dismissed petitioner's current petition as second or successive under 28 U.S.C. 2244(b)(3)(A). In this case, petitioner failed to obtain authorization from this court before filing the petition. The court rejected petitioner's remaining three claims as to why his petition should not be dismissed, and held that petitioner failed to show a substantial likelihood of success on the merits of his appeal.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on August 22, 2019.