Sachchithananthan Riseepan has filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (Doc. 1). Respondent filed an Answer (Doc. 13), and Petitioner filed a Reply to the Respondents' Answer (Doc. 21). The Court is also in receipt of the Notice of Supplemental Authority (Doc. 23), Petitioner's Response to the Order to Show Cause (Doc. 27), and Respondents' Reply in Opposition to Petitioner's Response to the Order to Show Cause (Doc. 28). This Court has also received the Petitioner's Response to Respondents' Response to Petitioner's Response to the Order to show cause (Doc. 29), as well as the Report and Recommendation from the United States Magistrate Judge (Doc. 30). This Court is also in receipt of Petitioner's Objections (Doc. 31), and the Respondents' Response to Petitioner's Objection to the Report & Recommendation. (Doc. 32). The United States Magistrate Judge has issued a Report and Recommendation ("R&R") recommending that the Court deny the Petitioner's Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Doc. 30). The Petitioner does not appear to object to the correctness of the factual background in the R&R, which the Court adopts and incorporates. For the following reasons, the Court accepts and adopts the R&R.
A district judge "may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the magistrate judge." 28 U.S.C. § 636(b). When a party files a timely objection to an R&R, the district judge reviews de novo those portions of the R&R that have been "properly objected to." Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b). A proper objection requires specific written objections to the findings and recommendations in the R&R. See United States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114, 1121 (9th Cir. 2003); 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). It follows that the Court need not conduct any review of portions to which no specific objection has been made. See Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d at 1121; see also Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985) (discussing the inherent purpose of limited review is judicial economy). Further, a party is not entitled as of right to de novo review of evidence or arguments which are raised for the first time in an objection to the R&R, and the Court's decision to consider them is discretionary. United States v. Howell, 231 F.3d 615, 621-622 (9th Cir. 2000).
The Court has undertaken an extensive review of the issues presented in the Objections. Having carefully reviewed the record, the R&R will be adopted in full. Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED:
1. That the Report and Recommendation (Doc. 30) is accepted and adopted by this Court.
2. That Petitioner's Objections (Doc. 31) are overruled.
3. That Petitioner's Writ of Habeas Corpus (Doc. 1) will be denied.
4. That the Clerk of Court shall terminate this action.
Dated this 23rd day of February 2021.
Honorable Steven P. Logan
United States District Judge