Chisholm v. Merlak
Order Adopting Report and Recommendation re 7 to transfer 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (2241) to the United States District Court Southern District of Georgia and Order of Case Dismissal. Judge Christopher A. Boyko on 7/10/2017. (R,D)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
CASE NO. 4:16cv3052
JUDGE CHRISTOPHER A. BOYKO
On December 21, 2016, Petitioner filed a pro se Petition for Writ of Habeas
Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (Dkt. #1). The case was referred to Magistrate
Judge George J. Limbert pursuant to Local Rule 72.2. On June 21, 2017, the
Magistrate Judge recommended that Respondent’s Motion to Dismiss be denied, that
Petitioner’s Petition be construed as a §2255 Motion and transfer the instant case to
the United States District Court Southern District of Georgia (Dkt. # 7).
FED. R. CIV.P. 72(b) provides that objections to a Report and
Recommendation must be filed within fourteen days after service, but Petitioner has
failed to timely file any such objections. Therefore, the Court must assume that
Petitioner is satisfied with the Magistrate Judge’s recommendation. Any further
review by this Court would be a duplicative and inefficient use of the Court’s limited
resources. Thomas v. Arn, 728 F.2d 813 (6th Cir. 1984), aff’d, 474 U.S. 140 (1985);
Howard v. Secretary of Health and Human Services, 932 F.2d 505 (6th Cir. 1991);
United States v. Walters, 638 F.2d 947 (6th Cir.1981).
Therefore, Magistrate Judge Limbert’s Report and Recommendation is
ADOPTED and Petitioner’s Writ of Habeas Corpus (Dkt.#1) is construed as a 28
U.S.C. § 2255 motion. As a 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion is properly filed in the
jurisdiction where Petitioner was sentenced, the instant case is transferred to the
United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia. Respondent’s Motion to
Dismiss is denied.
Furthermore, the Court certifies, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3), that an
appeal from this decision could not be taken in good faith, and that there is no basis
upon which to issue a certificate of appealability. 28 U.S.C. §2253(c); Fed. R. App.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
S/Christopher A. Boyko
CHRISTOPHER A. BOYKO
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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