Asher v. United States of America
ORDER adopting the 13 Report and Recommendation, dismissing the Amended Complaint without prejudice and without issuance and service of process, and terminating the 5 motion for a preliminary injunction. Signed by Honorable Timothy M. Cain on 9/25/2017. (bgoo)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
ROCK HILL DIVISION
U.S. Dept. of Justice,
C/A No. 0:17-1650-TMC
Plaintiff Phillip Asher, proceeding pro se, filed this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983
alleging claims pursuant to the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act
(“RLUIPA”), 42 U.S.C.§§ 2000cc, et seq. (ECF No. 8). Plaintiff has also filed a motion for a
preliminary injunction. (ECF No. 5). In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and Local Civil
Rule 73.02, D.S.C., this matter was referred to a magistrate judge for pretrial handling. On
August 31, 2017, the Magistrate Judge filed a Report and Recommendation (“Report”) in which
she recommended that the Amended Complaint be dismissed without prejudice and without
issuance and service of process and the motion for a preliminary injunction be terminated. (ECF
No. 13). The Plaintiff was informed of his right to file objections to the Report. (ECF No. 13 at
5). However, he did not file objections and the time to do so has now run.
The Report has no presumptive weight and the responsibility to make a final
determination in this matter remains with this court. See Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 27071 (1976). In the absence of objections, this court is not required to provide an explanation for
adopting the Report. See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199 (4th Cir. 1983). Rather, “in the
absence of a timely filed objection, a district court need not conduct a de novo review, but
instead must only satisfy itself that there is no clear error on the face of the record in order to
accept the recommendation.” Diamond v. Colonial Life & Acc. Ins. Co., 416 F.3d 310, 315 (4th
Cir. 2005) (quoting Fed. R. Civ. P. 72 advisory committee’s note). Furthermore, failure to file
specific written objections to the Report results in a party’s waiver of the right to appeal the
district court’s judgment based upon that recommendation. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Thomas v.
Arn, 474 U.S. 140 (1985); Wright v. Collins, 766 F.2d 841 (4th Cir. 1985); United States v.
Schronce, 727 F.2d 91 (4th Cir. 1984).
After a thorough review of the Report and the record in this case, the court adopts the
Magistrate Judge’s Report (ECF No. 13) and incorporates it herein. Therefore, the Amended
Complaint is DISMISSED without prejudice and without issuance and service of process and
the motion for a preliminary injunction (ECF No. 5) is terminated.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Timothy M. Cain
United States District Judge
September 25, 2017
Anderson, South Carolina
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL
The parties are hereby notified of the right to appeal this order pursuant to Rules 3 and 4
of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
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