Jacobsen Jr v. Douglas
ORDER accepting and adopting in its entirety ECF No. 10 Report and Recommendation; granting ECF No. 1 IFP application; dismissing with prejudice the ECF No. 5 Complaint; directing Clerk to enter judgment and close case. Signed by Judge Miranda M. Du on 10/11/2016. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - KR)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
CRAIG L. JACOBSEN, JR.,
Case No. 2:16-cv-00332-MMD-VCF
HON. MICHAEL DOUGLAS, et al.,
ORDER ACCEPTING AND ADOPTING
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate
Judge Cam Ferenbach (ECF No. 10) (“R&R”) relating to plaintiff’s application to proceed
in forma pauperis (ECF No. 1) and pro se complaint (ECF No. 5). Plaintiff had until
August 22, 2016, to file an objection. No objection to the R&R has been filed.
This Court “may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or
recommendations made by the magistrate judge.” 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). Where a party
timely objects to a magistrate judge’s report and recommendation, then the court is
required to “make a de novo determination of those portions of the [report and
recommendation] to which objection is made.” 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). Where a party
fails to object, however, the court is not required to conduct “any review at all . . . of any
issue that is not the subject of an objection.” Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985).
Indeed, the Ninth Circuit has recognized that a district court is not required to review a
magistrate judge’s report and recommendation where no objections have been filed.
See United States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114 (9th Cir. 2003) (disregarding the
standard of review employed by the district court when reviewing a report and
recommendation to which no objections were mad2e); see also Schmidt v. Johnstone,
263 F. Supp. 2d 1219, 1226 (D. Ariz. 2003) (reading the Ninth Circuit’s decision in
Reyna-Tapia as adopting the view that district courts are not required to review “any
issue that is not the subject of an objection.”). Thus, if there is no objection to a
magistrate judge’s recommendation, then the court may accept the recommendation
without review. See, e.g., Johnstone, 263 F. Supp. 2d at 1226 (accepting, without
review, a magistrate judge’s recommendation to which no objection was filed).
Nevertheless, this Court finds it appropriate to engage in a de novo review to
determine whether to adopt Magistrate Judge Ferenbach’s R&R. Upon reviewing the
R&R and proposed complaint, this Court finds good cause to accept and adopt the
Magistrate Judge’s R&R in full.
It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed
that the Report and
Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach (ECF No. 10) is accepted and
adopted in its entirety.
It is ordered that plaintiff’s application to proceed in form pauperis (ECF No. 1) is
granted; plaintiff will not be required to pay an initial fee.
It is further ordered that the complaint (ECF No. 5) is dismissed with prejudice.
The Clerk is directed to enter judgment in accordance with this Order and closed
DATED THIS 11th day of October 2016.
MIRANDA M. DU
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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