Porter v. Thomas
ORDER RULING ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION adopts 43 Report and Recommendation. Petition is DISMISSED pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b). A certificate of appealability is DENIED. Signed by Honorable Mary Geiger Lewis on 8/7/2017. (gpre, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
L.R. THOMAS, Warden of Federal Prison
§ CIVIL ACTION NO. 8:15-03584-MGL-JDA
ORDER ADOPTING THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
AND DISMISSING THE PETITION PURSUANT TO
FEDERAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 41(B)
Petitioner filed this as a 28 U.S.C. § 2241 action. He is proceeding pro se. The matter is
before the Court for review of the Report and Recommendation (Report) of the United States
Magistrate Judge suggesting Petitioner’s petition be dismissed pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 41(b). The Report was made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636 and Local Civil Rule
73.02 for the District of South Carolina.
The Magistrate Judge makes only a recommendation to this Court. The recommendation has
no presumptive weight. The responsibility to make a final determination remains with the Court.
Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 270 (1976). The Court is charged with making a de novo
determination of those portions of the Report to which specific objection is made, and the Court may
accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the recommendation of the Magistrate Judge or
recommit the matter with instructions. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).
The Magistrate Judge filed the Report on July 18, 2017, but Petitioner failed to file any
objections. “[I]n 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). Moreover, a failure to
object waives appellate review. Wright v. Collins, 766 F.2d 841, 845-46 (4th Cir. 1985).
After a thorough review of the Report and the record in this case pursuant to the standard set
forth above, the Court adopts the Report and incorporates it herein. Therefore, it is the judgment
of this Court Petitioner’s petition is DISMISSED pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b).
To the extent Petitioner moves for a certificate of appealability, such request is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Signed this 7th day of August, 2017, in Columbia, South Carolina.
s/ Mary G. Lewis
MARY G. LEWIS
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO APPEAL
Petitioner is hereby notified of the right to appeal this Order within sixty days from the date
hereof, pursuant to Rules 3 and 4 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
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