Case No.: 4:19-cv-01773-JD
OPINION & ORDER
This matter is before the Court for review of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Mary Gordon Baker, made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) 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 this court. See Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 270-71 (1976). The court is charged with making a de novo determination of those portions of the Report and Recommendation 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. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) (2006).
The Plaintiff filed no objections to the Report and Recommendation. In the absence of objections to the magistrate judge's Report and Recommendation, this court is not required to give any explanation for adopting the recommendation. See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199 (4th Cir. 1983). The court 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).
After a thorough review of the Report and Recommendation and the record in this case, the court adopts Magistrate Judge Baker's Report and Recommendation and incorporates it herein.
It is therefore ORDERED that Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (DE 57) is granted, the petition for writ of habeas corpus is denied, and the petition is dismissed without prejudice.
It is further ORDERED that Plaintiff's state law claims be dismissed without prejudice and remanded to state court.
It is further ORDERED that Defendant South Carolina Department of Corrections' Motion for Summary Judgment (DE 56) is granted.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Joseph Dawson, III
United States District Judge
February 17, 2021
Greenville, South Carolina