Bentley v. Ryan, et. al
ORDER ADOPTING 21 Magistrate Judge Fine's Report and Recommendation. Petitioner's Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Doc. 1 ) is denied and dismissed with prejudice. The Clerk shall terminate this action. Pursuant to Rule 11(a) of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases, in the event Petitioner files an appeal, the Court declines to issue a certificate of appealability because reasonable jurists would not find the Court's procedural ruling debatable. Signed by Judge G Murray Snow on 2/21/17. (LSP)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
Steve Ray Bentley,
Charles L. Ryan, et al.,
Pending before the Court are Petitioner’s Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and
United States Magistrate Judge Deborah M. Fine’s Report and Recommendation
(“R&R”). Docs. 1, 21. The R&R recommends that the Court deny and dismiss the
Petition with prejudice. Doc. 21 at 16. The Magistrate Judge advised the parties that
they had fourteen days to file objections to the R&R and that failure to file timely
objections could be considered a waiver of the right to obtain review of the R&R. Id. at
17 (citing 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed. R. Civ. P. 72, 6(a), 6(b); United States v. Reyna-
Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114, 1121 (9th Cir. 2003)).
The parties did not file objections, which relieves the Court of its obligation to
review the R&R. See Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d at 1121; Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149
(1985) (“[Section 636(b)(1)] does not . . . require any review at all . . . of any issue that is
not the subject of an objection.”); Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(3) (“The district judge must
determine de novo any part of the magistrate judge’s disposition that has been properly
objected to.”). The Court has nonetheless reviewed the R&R and finds that it is well-
taken. The Court will accept the R&R and deny and dismiss the Petition with prejudice.
See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) (stating that the district court “may accept, reject, or modify, in
whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the magistrate”); Fed. R. Civ.
P. 72(b)(3) (“The district judge may accept, reject, or modify the recommended
disposition; receive further evidence; or return the matter to the magistrate judge with
IT IS ORDERED:
Magistrate Judge Fine’s R&R (Doc. 21) is accepted.
Petitioner’s Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Doc. 1) is denied and
dismissed with prejudice.
The Clerk of Court shall terminate this action.
Pursuant to Rule 11(a) of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases, in the
event Petitioner files an appeal, the Court declines to issue a certificate of appealability
because reasonable jurists would not find the Court’s procedural ruling debatable. See
Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000).
Dated this 21st day of February, 2017.
Honorable G. Murray Snow
United States District Judge
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