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STATES COURT OF APPEALS
|JAMES JOSEPH OWENS-EL,
||(D. of Colo.)
|JEFFREY KOSTAR, United States
Parole Commission Examiner,
UNITED STATES PAROLE
COMMISSION, DERR, Case
Manager, HAYGOOD, Counselor, and
|(D.C. No. 06-CV-1517-BNB)
ORDER AND JUDGMENT(*)
Before HENRY, TYMKOVICH, and
HOLMES, Circuit Judges.(2)
This is a pro se 28 U.S.C. § 2241 appeal brought by James Joseph Owens-El, a
federal prisoner. In his § 2241 application, Owens-El apparently challenges
a decision by the United States Parole Commission denying him release on parole.
The magistrate judge who reviewed the petition found that Owens-El failed to set
forth clearly and concisely the claims he is asserting and ordered Owens-El to file
an amended complaint that (1) alleges for each asserted claim, clearly and
concisely, which of his constitutional rights have been violated and how that right
has been violated, and (2) clarifies how he has exhausted administrative remedies
for each of his claims. Although Owens-El filed an amended § 2241 application,
the district court determined that it failed to comply with the magistrate judge's
order and also failed to comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a). The
district court denied the application and dismissed the action without prejudice in
an order and judgment dated September 15, 2006.
Rule 8(a) requires that a complaint "contain (1) a short and plain statement
of the grounds upon which the court's jurisdiction depends, . . . (2) a short and
plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief, and (3) a
demand for judgment for the relief the pleader seeks." Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a). After
reviewing Owens-El's 139-page amended habeas petition, we cannot avoid the
conclusion that it falls far below Rule 8(a)'s requirements. Accordingly, for the
reasons set forth in the district court's well-reasoned order and judgment, we
AFFIRM the denial and dismissal of Owens-El's habeas petition. We also DENY
any and all pending motions related to this matter.
Entered for the Court,
Timothy M. Tymkovich
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*. This order and judgment is not binding
precedent except under the
doctrines of law of the case, res judicata and collateral estoppel. It may be cited,
however, for its persuasive value consistent with Fed. R. App. P. 32.1 and 10th
Cir. R. 32.1.
2. After examining the briefs and the appellate
record, this three-judge
panel has determined unanimously that oral argument would not be of material
assistance in the determination of this appeal. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 10th
Cir. R. 34.1(G). The cause is therefore ordered submitted without oral argument.
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