Calderon v. United States of America
ORDER RULING ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION: It is hereby ORDERED that the Report, ECF No. 12 , is ACCEPTED. For the reasons stated in the Report, the Petition, ECF No. 1 , is DISMISSED with prejudice and without requiring the respondent to file a return. Signed by Chief Judge Terry L Wooten on 07/26/2017. (dsto, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
United States of America,
C/A No.: 4:17-cv-1135-TLW
Petitioner Juan Calderon, proceeding pro se, filed this petition seeking habeas relief ECF
No. 1. This matter now comes before this Court for review of the Report and Recommendation
(“the Report”) filed on June 27, 2017, by United States Magistrate Judge Thomas E. Rogers, 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)(c), (D.S.C.). In the Report, the Magistrate Judge recommends that this Court dismiss
the petition with prejudice. ECF No. 12. The deadline to file Objections to the Report was July 11,
2017. 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
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. 12, is ACCEPTED. For the reasons
stated in the Report, the Petition, ECF No. 1, is DISMISSED with prejudice and without requiring
the respondent to file a return.
To the extent that this Petition may be construed to request relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§ 2255, 1 the Court has reviewed this Petition in accordance with Rule 11 of the Rules Governing
Section 2255 Proceedings. The Court concludes that it is not appropriate to issue a certificate of
appealability as to the issues raised herein. Petitioner is advised that he may seek a certificate from the
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals under Rule 22 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Terry L. Wooten____________
Chief United States District Judge
July 26, 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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