Howie v. Warden Federal Correctional Institution Estill South Carolina
ORDER accepting 5 Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Mary Gordon Baker. The Petition, ECF No. 1 , is DISMISSED without prejudice. Signed by Chief Judge Terry L Wooten on 6/8/2017.(ssam, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Antonio Navarro Howie,
Warden, F.C.I. Estill,
C/A No.: 2:16-cv-0675-TLW
Petitioner Antonio Navarro Howie, proceeding pro se, filed this petition pursuant to
28 U.S.C. § 2241 challenging his indictment, conviction, and sentence. ECF No. 1. This matter
now comes before this Court for review of the Report and Recommendation (“the Report”) filed
on April 12, 2016, by United States Magistrate Judge Mary Gordon Baker, to whom this case was
previously assigned pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Civ. Rule 73.02(B)(2),
(D.S.C.). In the Report, the Magistrate Judge recommends that this Court dismiss the petition
without prejudice. ECF No. 5. The deadline to file Objections to the Report was April 29, 2016.
However, Petitioner failed to file objections. This case is now ripe for disposition.
The Court is charged with conducting a de novo review of any portion of the Report to
which a specific objection is registered, and may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the
recommendations contained therein. 28 U.S.C. § 636. However, in the absence of objections to
the Report, the Court is not required to give any explanation for adopting the Magistrate Judge’s
recommendation. See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 200 (4th Cir. 1983). In such a case, “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 & Accident Ins. Co., 416 F.3d 310, 315 (4th Cir. 2005) (quoting Fed. R. Civ. P. 72
advisory committee’s note).
In light of this standard, the Court has carefully reviewed the Report, the relevant filings,
and the applicable law and notes that Petitioner has not filed objections to the Report. After careful
consideration, the Court accepts the detailed factual and legal analysis by the Magistrate Judge in
the Report. It is hereby ORDERED that the Report, ECF No. 5, is ACCEPTED. For the reasons
stated in the Report, the Petition, ECF No. 1, is DISMISSED without prejudice.
IT IS SO ORDERED. 1
s/Terry L. Wooten____________
Chief United States District Judge
June 8, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
Unlike in a § 2254 or § 2255 proceeding, it is not necessary for a petitioner to obtain a certificate of
appealability to appeal an order dismissing a § 2241 petition. Sanders v. O’Brien, 376 F. App’x 306, 307
(4th Cir. 2010).
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