Miller #407359 v. MacLaren
ORDER APPROVING AND ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION 27 ; denying a certificate of appealability ; signed by Judge Robert Holmes Bell (Judge Robert Holmes Bell, kcb)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
ANDREW JOHN MILLER,
Case No. 1:12-cv-117
HON. ROBERT HOLMES BELL
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
ADOPTING THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
This is a habeas corpus petition brought by a state prisoner under 28 U.S.C. § 2254.
The matter was referred to Magistrate Judge Phillip Green, who issued a Report and
Recommendation (“R&R”) on November 11, 2016, recommending that this Court deny the
petition on its merits. (ECF No. 27.) The matter is before the Court on Petitioner’s
objections to the R&R. (ECF No. 28.)
This Court is required to make a de novo review upon the record of those portions of
the R&R to which specific objections have been made, and may accept, reject, or modify any
or all of the magistrate judge’s findings or recommendations. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed.
R. Civ. P. 72(b); see also Miller v. Currie, 50 F.3d 373, 380 (6th Cir. 1995) (“[A] general
objection to a magistrate’s report, which fails to specify the issues of contention, does not
satisfy the requirement that an objection be filed. The objections must be clear enough to
enable the district court to discern those issues that are dispositive and contentious.”).
Petitioner objects to the Magistrate Judge’s conclusion that his petition is without
merit. Petitioner raises the same arguments, practically word for word, that he already set
forth in his petition. The Court has conducted a de novo review of the record, and finds that
the R&R accurately recites the facts and correctly applies pertinent law. Thus, the Court
agrees with and adopts the Magistrate Judge’s analysis. Accordingly,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Petitioner’s objections to the R&R (ECF No. 28)
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the R&R (ECF No. 27) is APPROVED and
ADOPTED as the opinion of the Court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a certificate of appealability is DENIED. 28
U.S.C. § 2253(c). Reasonable jurists would not disagree with the Court’s conclusion that
Petitioner’s claims are meritless. See Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 483-84 (2000).
Dated: December 19, 2016
/s/ Robert Holmes Bell
ROBERT HOLMES BELL
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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