Swaney v. Dunn
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT 13 of Magistrate Judge Carlson, GRANTING deft's MTD 6 , DISMISSING complaint 1 & directing Clrk of Ct to CLOSE case. (See order for complete details.) Signed by Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner on 1/11/18. (ki)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
LEO DUNN, Chairman, Pennsylvania
Board of Probation and Parole,
CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:17-CV-475
(Chief Judge Conner)
AND NOW, this 11th day of January, 2018, upon consideration of the
report (Doc. 13) of Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson, recommending that the
court grant defendant’s motion (Doc. 6) to dismiss pursuant to Federal Rule of
Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), wherein Judge Carlson opines that binding precedent
forecloses plaintiff’s due process challenge to defendant’s decision to rescind his
unexecuted parole order, (see Doc. 13 at 8-14 (collecting cases)), and the court
noting that plaintiff filed objections (Doc. 14) to Judge Carlson’s report, see FED.
R. CIV. P. 72(b)(2), and, following a de novo review of the contested portions of the
report, see Behar v. Pa. Dep’t of Transp., 791 F. Supp. 2d 383, 389 (M.D. Pa. 2011)
(citing 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C); Sample v. Diecks, 885 F.2d 1099, 1106 n.3 (3d Cir.
1989)), and applying a clear error standard of review to the uncontested portions,
see Cruz v. Chater, 990 F. Supp. 375, 376-78 (M.D. Pa. 1999), the court being in full
agreement with Judge Carlson’s ratio decidendi, and finding same to be thorough,
well-reasoned, and fully supported by the record and the decisional law identified
in the report, and finding plaintiff’s objections (Doc. 14) to be without merit and
noting that same merely reiterate arguments raised before and squarely addressed
by Judge Carlson, it is hereby ORDERED that:
The report (Doc. 13) of Magistrate Judge Carlson is ADOPTED.
Defendant’s motion (Doc. 6) to dismiss is GRANTED.
Plaintiff’s complaint (Doc. 1) is DISMISSED.
The Clerk of Court is directed to CLOSE this case.
/S/ CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER
Christopher C. Conner, Chief Judge
United States District Court
Middle District of Pennsylvania
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