Black v. Bowers

Filing 10

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION. Signed by Chief Judge Gina M. Groh on 4/28/2021. Copy sent certified mail, return receipt to pro se Petitioner.(tlg)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA MARTINSBURG ROBERT DOUGLAS BLACK, Petitioner, v. CIVIL ACTION NO.: 3:20-CV-229 (GROH) F.J. BOWERS, Respondent. ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION Now before the Court is a Report and Recommendation (“R&R”) of United States Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble. Pursuant to this Court’s Local Rules, this action was referred to Magistrate Judge Trumble for submission of a proposed R&R. Magistrate Judge Trumble issued his R&R [ECF No. 5] on January 19, 2021. Therein, Magistrate Judge Trumble recommends that the Petitioner’s § 2241 petition [ECF No. 1] be denied and dismissed with prejudice. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C), this Court must conduct a de novo review of the magistrate judge’s findings where 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 to which no objection is made. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 150 (1985). Failure to file timely objections constitutes a waiver of de novo review and of a petitioner’s right to appeal this Court’s Order. 28.U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Snyder v. Ridenour, 889 F.2d 1363, 1366 (4th Cir. 1989); United States v. Schronce, 727 F.2d 91, 94 (4th Cir. 1984). Objections to Magistrate Judge Trumble’s R&R were due within fourteen plus three days of service. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b). The R&R was mailed to the Petitioner by certified mail on January 19, 2021. ECF No. 5. The Petitioner accepted service on January 27, 2021. On February 3, 2021, the Petitioner filed a Motion for extension of time to file his objections. ECF No. 7. On February 5, 2021, the Court entered an Order granting the Petitioner’s Motion and extending the deadline to file objections to February 26, 2021. ECF No. 8. The Petitioner accepted service of the Court’s Order on February 10, 2021. To date, no objections have been filed. Accordingly, this Court reviews the R&R for clear error. Upon careful review and thoughtful consideration, it is the opinion of this Court that Magistrate Judge Trumble’s R&R [ECF No. 5] should be, and is hereby, ORDERED ADOPTED for the reasons more fully stated therein. Therefore, the Petitioner’s § 2241 Petition [ECF No. 1] is DENIED and DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. This matter is ORDERED STRICKEN from the Court’s active docket. The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to mail a copy of this Order to the pro se Petitioner by certified mail, return receipt requested, at his last known address as reflected on the docket sheet. DATED: April 28, 2021 2

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