McNair v. U.S. Government
ORDER ADOPTING 6 Memorandum and Recommendation, written by US Magistrate Judge James E. Gates. This matter is dismissed in its entirety. Signed by US District Judge Terrence W. Boyle on 6/4/2014. Copy mailed to pro se plaintiff via US Mail. (Fisher, M.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
This cause comes before the Court on the memorandum and recommendation of United
States Magistrate Judge James E. Gates regarding frivolity review pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
1915(e)(2). Plaintiffhas not objected to the memorandum and recommendation (M&R). For the
reasons discussed below, the Court adopts the M&R and dismisses this matter in its entirety.
Plaintiff contends that a pre-filing injunction entered against him in this district violates
his First Amendment rights and deprives him of his constitutional rights of redress. The Court
concurs with Magistrate Judge Gates' conclusion that the pre-filing injunction does not enjoin
plaintiff from filing this action in which he challenges the propriety of the pre-filing injunction
A claim proceeding in forma pauperis may be dismissed at any time if it is frivolous. 28
U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(i). A complaint is frivolous if"it lacks an arguable basis either in law or
fact." Neitzke v. Williams, 490 U.S. 319, 325 (1989). A court may consider subject matter
jurisdiction on frivolity review. Lovern v. Edwards, 190 F.3d 648, 654 (4th Cir. 1999). To make
a frivolity determination, a court may designate a magistrate judge "to submit ... proposed
findings of fact and recommendations" for the disposition of a variety of motions. 28 U .S.C. §
A district court is required to review de novo those portions of an M&R to which a party
timely files specific objections or where there is plain error. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l); Thomas v.
Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149-50 (1985). De novo review is not required when an objecting party
makes only general or conclusory objections that do not direct a court to a specific error in the
magistrate judge's recommendations. Orpiano v. Johnson, 687 F.2d 44, 47 (4th Cir. 1982).
Further, when "objections to strictly legal issues are raised and no factual issues are challenged,
de novo review may be dispensed with." !d.
Plaintiff having failed to timely object to the M&R, the Court has reviewed the
recommendation of Magistrate Judge Gates and finds it to be without plain error. Thus, the
Court adopts the M&R in its entirety.
For the foregoing reasons, the memorandum and recommendation [DE 6] is ADOPTED
and this matter is DISMISSED in its entirety. The clerk is DIRECTED to enter judgment
accordingly and to close the file.
SO ORDERED, this
__f_ day of June, 2014.
TERRENCE W. BOYLE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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