Singleton v. Criminal Systems of America et al

Filing 18

ORDER adopting 15 Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Bruce Howe Hendiricks dismissing petition with prejudice. Signed by Honorable Terry L Wooten on 12/20/12.(hhil, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON DIVISION Michael A. Singleton ) ) Petitioner, ) ) vs. ) ) The S.C. Dept. of Corrections and The ) United C. Criminal System of S.C. and ) N.J., ) ) Respondents. ) ___________________________________ ) C/A No.: 4:12-cv-02504-TLW ORDER On January 23, 2012, the Petitioner, Michael A. Singleton (“Petitioner”), filed this §2254 Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus. (Doc. # 3). The matter now comes before this Court for review of the Report and Recommendation (“the Report”) filed by Magistrate Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks, to whom this case had previously been assigned. (Doc. # 15). In the Report, the Magistrate Judge recommends that Petitioner’s Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus be summarily dismissed with prejudice. (Doc. # 15). Objections were due by October 5, 2012. Petitioner has filed no objections to the Report. This Court is charged with conducting a de novo review of any portion of the Magistrate Judge’s Report to which a specific objection is registered, and may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the recommendations contained in that Report. 28 U.S.C. § 636. In the absence of objections to the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, this Court is not 1 required to give any explanation for adopting the recommendation. See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199 (4th Cir. 1983). This Court has carefully reviewed the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation. For the reasons articulated by the Magistrate Judge, it is hereby ORDERED that the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation (Doc. # 15) is ACCEPTED, and Petitioner’s Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus (Doc. # 3) is DISMISSED with prejudice. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/Terry L. Wooten United States District Judge December 20, 2012 Florence, South Carolina 2

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