Assa'ad-Faltas v. Wilson et al
ORDER RULING ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS: The Court ACCEPTS the 10 Report. Therefore, for the reasons articulated by the Magistrate Judge, the Complaint is hereby DISMISSED without prejudice and without issuance and servi ce of process. This Court DENIES Plaintiff's second 22 motion for an extension of time to file supplemental objections. This Court finds that all other pending motions are MOOT. Signed by Honorable Terry L Wooten on 7/27/2011. (prou, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Marie Assa’ad-Faltas, M.D., M.P.H.,
The honorable Alan Wilson, Attorney
General of South Carolina; Glenn
McConnell, President Pro tempore of
South Carolina’s Senate and Chair of
South Carolina’s Judicial Merit Selection )
Commissioner [hereinafter “JMSC”];
solely in their official capacities and solely )
for injunction relief; and the honorable
Jean H. Toal, Chief Justice of South
Carolina, solely in her ceremonial capacity )
and solely for injunctive relief,
Civil Action No.: 3:11-278-TLW-JRM
Plaintiff, Marie Assa’ad-Faltas, (“plaintiff”), brought this civil action, pro se, on February
2, 2011. (Doc. # 1).
This matter now comes before this Court for review of the Report and Recommendations
(“the Report”) filed by United States Magistrate Judge Joseph R. McCrorey, to whom this case
had previously been assigned. In the Report, the Magistrate Judge recommends that the District
Court dismiss the Complaint without prejudice and without issuance and service of process.
(Doc. # 10). The plaintiff filed objections to the report. (Doc. # 12). In conducting this review,
the Court applies the following standard:
The magistrate judge makes only a recommendation to the Court, to which any
party may file written objections...The Court is not bound by the recommendation
of the magistrate judge but, instead, retains responsibility for the final
determination. The Court is required to make a de novo determination of those
portions of the report or specified findings or recommendation as to which an
objection is made. However, the Court is not required to review, under a de novo
or any other standard, the factual or legal conclusions of the magistrate judge as to
those portions of the Report and Recommendation to which no objections are
addressed. While the level of scrutiny entailed by the Court's review of the
Report thus depends on whether or not objections have been filed, in either case,
the Court is free, after review, to accept, reject, or modify any of the magistrate
judge's findings or recommendations.
Wallace v. Housing Auth. of the City of Columbia, 791 F. Supp. 137, 138 (D.S.C. 1992)
In light of the standard set forth in Wallace, the Court has reviewed, de novo, the Report
and the objections. After careful review of the Report and objections thereto, the Court
ACCEPTS the Report. (Docs. # 10). Therefore, for the reasons articulated by the Magistrate
Judge, the Complaint is hereby DISMISSED without prejudice and without issuance and service
On March 24, 2011, Plaintiff filed a motion for extension of time and for a hearing. (Doc.
# 14). This Court granted the motion for extension of time and denied the request for a hearing
on April 1, 2011. Plaintiff filed a second motion for extension of time and for a hearing on April
15, 2011. (Doc. # 22). Plaintiff filed a motion for an injunction and/or a motion for a hearing and
a motion for appointment of counsel on April 18, 2011. (doc. # 23). Plaintiff filed a motion for a
TRO and Injunction on May 10, 2011. (Doc. # 27). Plaintiff filed a motion to be allowed to
redact the sealed exhibits on June 13, 2011. (Doc. # 31). Plaintiff filed a motion for leave to file
exhibits electronically on June 22, 2011. (Doc. # 32). This Court DENIES Plaintiff’s second
motion for an extension of time to file supplemental objections. (Doc. # 22). This Court finds
that all other pending motions are MOOT.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Terry L. Wooten
United States District Judge
July 27, 2011
Florence, South Carolina
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