James R. Dator v. Warden Joseph McFadden
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 1:15-cv-01698-MBS Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: James Dator. [16-7404]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
JAMES R. DATOR,
Petitioner - Appellant,
WARDEN JOSEPH MCFADDEN, Lieber Corr Inst,
Respondent - Appellee.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Aiken.
Margaret B. Seymour, Senior District Judge. (1:15-cv-01698-MBS)
Submitted: June 27, 201
Decided: July 6, 2017
Before NIEMEYER, SHEDD, and WYNN, Circuit Judges.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
James R. Dator, Appellant Pro Se. Donald John Zelenka, Deputy Attorney General,
James Anthony Mabry, Assistant Attorney General, Columbia, South Carolina, for
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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James R. Dator seeks to appeal the district court’s order denying relief on his 28
U.S.C. § 2254 (2012) petition. The district court referred this case to a magistrate judge
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) (2012). The magistrate judge recommended that
relief be denied and advised Dator that failure to file timely objections to this
recommendation would waive appellate review of a district court order based upon the
recommendation. However, Dator filed no objections to the recommendation.
The timely filing of specific objections to a magistrate judge’s recommendation is
necessary to preserve appellate review of the substance of that recommendation when the
parties have been warned of the consequences of noncompliance. Wright v. Collins, 766
F.2d 841, 845-46 (4th Cir. 1985); see also Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140 (1985). Dator
has waived appellate review by failing to file objections after receiving proper notice.
Accordingly, we deny a certificate of appealability and dismiss the appeal.
We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are
adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the
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