Cardwell v. Roberts et al

Filing 5

ORDER denying plaintiff's objection to this matter being referred to a magistrate judge. Signed by Judge Richard L. Hodge on 05/08/2006. (Hodge, Richard)

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Cardwell v. Roberts et al Doc. 5 Case 1:06-cv-00058-WLS-RLH Document 5 Filed 05/08/2006 Page 1 of 1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA ALBANY DIVISION KENNETH CARDWELL, : : Plaintiff : : VS. : : Warden KEVIN ROBERTS, et al., : : Defendants : : _____________________________________ NO. 1:06-cv-58(WLS) PROCEEDINGS UNDER 42 U.S.C. 1983 BEFORE THE U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE ORDER On or about May 5, 2006, plaintiff KENNETH CARDWELL filed a document entitled "Objection" to this Court's referral order filed April 19, 2006 (Tab # 4). In the April 19, 2006, referral order, the Court ordered that the above-captioned case is to be referred to Richard L. Hodge, United States Magistrate Judge. 28 U.S.C. 636 specifically allows cases to be referred to Magistrate Judges. Additionally, Local Rule 72.1(2) gives the United States Magistrate Judges for the Middle District of Georgia authority to conduct proceedings in "[a]ll cases brought by prisoners filed under 42 U.S.C. 1983." Therefore, plaintiff's Objection to the April 19, 2006, referral order is DENIED. SO ORDERED, this 8th day of May, 2006. /s/ Richard L. Hodge RICHARD L. HODGE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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