Whitner v. Cartledge
Order to Vacate 39 Order Ruling on Report and Recommendation to allow Petitioner time to file objections to the Report and Recommendation. Objections must be filed within fourteen (14) days of the entry of this Order. Further extensions of time in which to file objections will not be granted absent extraordinary circumstances. Signed by Honorable Cameron McGowan Currie on 4/25/2017. (gpre, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Samuel Lamont Whitner,
C/A. No. 8:16-1392-CMC-JDA
Warden Larry Cartledge,
This matter is before the court on Petitioner’s pro se application for writ of habeas
corpus, filed in this court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. ECF No. 1. Respondent filed a motion
for summary judgment, as well as a return and memorandum of law on August 15, 2016. ECF
Nos. 15, 16. A Roseboro Order was mailed to Petitioner on August 16, 2016, advising Petitioner
of the importance of a dispositive motion and the need for Petitioner to file an adequate response.
ECF No. 17. After two extensions of time to respond, Petitioner filed a response in opposition
on December 1, 2016. ECF No. 26. Respondent filed a reply on December 7, 2016. ECF No.
On January 30, 2017, the Magistrate Judge issued a Report and Recommendation
(“Report”) recommending that Respondent’s motion for summary judgment be granted. ECF
No. 29. Petitioner received multiple extensions of time to file objections to the Report, but did
not do so before the deadline expired. On March 21, 2017, this court entered an Order adopting
the Report and granting Respondent’s motion for summary judgment. ECF No. 39.
On April 7, 2017, Petitioner, now represented by counsel, filed a motion for leave to file
objections to the Report. ECF No. 42. Petitioner argues he miscalculated the deadline by which
to file his objections, and requests an opportunity to do so. Petitioner’s counsel consulted with
Assistant Attorney General Melody Brown, who stated she could not consent to the motion.
ECF No. 43.
In order to allow Petitioner time to file objections to the Report, the court hereby vacates
the Order entered at ECF No. 39. Objections must be filed within fourteen (14) days of the entry
of this Order. Further extensions of time in which to file objections will not be granted absent
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/ Cameron McGowan Currie
CAMERON MCGOWAN CURRIE
Senior United States District Judge
Columbia, South Carolina
April 25, 2017
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