Overstreet et al v. Hood et al
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION. Plaintiff has thirty (30) days to pay all of the costs associated with the filing of this lawsuit. Should the plaintiffs fail to timely pay all the costs associated with the filing of this lawsuit this matter may be dismissed without prejudice and without further notice. Signed by District Judge Keith Starrett on 8/10/2017 (dtj)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
JOHN OVERSTREET AND
CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:17-CV-89-KS-MTP
JIM HOOD AND
ORDER ACCEPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S RECOMMENDATION
This cause is before the Court on Motions  and  by Plaintiff Ruth Head and Plaintiff John
Overstreet respectively. A Report and Recommendation  has been filed by Magistrate Judge
Michael T. Parker and an objection thereto  has been filed by plaintiff John Overstreet.
I PROCEDURAL HISTORY
On June 7, 2017, Plaintiffs, proceeding pro se, filed their complaint, asserting several
claims objecting to Overstreet begin required to register as a sex offender, et al. Next, two
motions for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis  and  were filed. Plaintiff John Overstreet
timely filed an Objection  to the Report and Recommendation which the Court now considers.
II. STANDARD OF REVIEW
When a party objects to a Report and Recommendation this Court is required to “make a
de novo determination of those portions of the report or specified proposed findings or
recommendations to which objection is made.” 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). See also Longmire v.
Gust, 921 F.2d 620, 623 (5th Cir. 1991) (Party is “entitled to a de novo review by an Article III
Judge as to those issues to which an objection is made.”) Such review means that this Court will
examine the entire record and will make an independent assessment of the law. The Court is not
required, however, to reiterate the findings and conclusions of the Magistrate Judge. Koetting v.
Thompson, 995 F.2d 37, 40 (5th Cir. 1993) nor need it consider objections that are frivolous,
conclusive or general in nature. Battle v. United States Parole Commission, 834 F.2d 419, 421
(5th Cir. 1997). No factual objection is raised when a petitioner merely reurges arguments
contained in the original petition. Edmond v. Collins, 8 F.3d 290, 293 (5th Cir. 1993).
III. PETITIONER’S OBJECTIONS AND ANALYSIS
The argument presented by Plaintiff Overstreet in his objection is that he does not have
the money to pay court costs because of other expenses. The Court has reviewed the Magistrate
Judge’s analysis and the objection of Plaintiff Overstreet and finds that the objection is not well
taken and should be overruled.
As required by 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) this Court has conducted an independent review of
the entire record and a de novo review of the matters raised by the objections. For the reasons set
forth above, this Court concludes that Overstreet’s objection lacks merit and should be overruled.
The Court further concludes that the Report and Recommendation is an accurate statement of the
facts and the correct analysis of the law in all regards. Therefore, the Court accepts, approves and
adopts the Magistrate Judges’s factual findings and legal conclusions contained in the Report and
Accordingly, it is ordered that the United States Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker’s
Report and Recommendation is accepted pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and that John
Overstreet’s objection is overruled. Plaintiffs should note that they have thirty (30) days to pay
all of the costs associated with the filing of this lawsuit. Should the plaintiffs fail to timely pay
all the costs associated with the filing of this lawsuit this matter may be dismissed without
prejudice and without further notice.
SO ORDERED this, the 10th
day of August, 2017.
___s/Keith Starrett ________________
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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