On Motion to Authorize the Filing of a Second
or Successive Application for Habeas Corpus Relief.
No. 2:17-cv-00177—Paul Lewis Maloney, District Judge;
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan at Marquette.
Decided and Filed: May 4, 2018
Before: SUHRHEINRICH, GILMAN, and SUTTON, Circuit Judges.
Jermaine Stevenson, a pro se Michigan prisoner, seeks an order authorizing the district
court to consider a second or successive 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
See 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b). He also filed a statement opposing the district court’s transfer of his
habeas petition to this court.
Stevenson is currently serving life in prison plus two years in Michigan for first-degree
murder, assault with intent to commit murder, and possessing a firearm in the commission of a
felony. His convictions and sentence were affirmed on direct appeal. See People v. Stevenson,
552 N.W.2d 176 (Mich. 1996) (table). Stevenson’s state motion for relief from judgment was
denied. See People v. Stevenson, 881 N.W.2d 484 (Mich. 2016) (mem.).
. . .
Accordingly, Stevenson’s motion for an order authorizing the district court to consider a
second or successive 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition for a writ of habeas corpus is DENIED as
unnecessary. We REMAND to the district court for consideration in accordance with our
September 18, 2017, order.