Sturgillv.Young

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA AT BECKLEYDec 2, 2019
CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:19-cv-00063 (S.D.W. Va. Dec. 2, 2019)

CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:19-cv-00063

12-02-2019

MICHAEL D. STURGILL, Petitioner, v. D.L. YOUNG, Respondent.


MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

Pending is the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus by a Person in Federal Custody under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 ("the Petition") [Doc. 3]. This action was previously referred to United States Magistrate Judge Omar J. Aboulhosn for submission of proposed findings and a recommendation ("PF&R"). Magistrate Judge Aboulhosn filed his PF&R on October 15, 2019 [Doc. 26]. Magistrate Judge Aboulhosn recommended that the Court dismiss the Petition as moot and remove this matter from the Court's docket.

The Court need not review, under a de novo or any other standard, the factual or legal conclusions of the magistrate judge as to those portions of the findings or recommendation to which no objections are addressed. See Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140 (1985); see also 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) (emphasis added) ("A judge of the court shall make a de novo determination of those portions of the report or specified proposed findings or recommendations to which objection is made."). Failure to file timely objections constitutes a waiver of de novo review and the Petitioner's right to appeal the Court's order. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); see also United States v. De Leon-Ramirez, 925 F.3d 177, 181 (4th Cir. 2019) (noting parties may not typically "appeal a magistrate judge's findings that were not objected to below, as § 636(b) doesn't require de novo review absent objection."); Snyder v. Ridenour, 889 F.2d 1363, 1366 (4th Cir. 1989). Further, the Court need not conduct de novo review when a party "makes general and conclusory objections that do not direct the Court to a specific error in the magistrate's proposed findings and recommendations." Orpiano v. Johnson, 687 F.2d 44, 47 (4th Cir. 1982). Objections in this case were due on November 1, 2019. No objections were filed.

Accordingly, the Court ADOPTS the PF&R [Doc. 26], DENIES the Petition as moot [Doc. 3], and DISMISSES the matter.

The Court directs the Clerk to transmit a copy of this Order to any counsel of record and any unrepresented party.

ENTERED: December 2, 2019

/s/_________

Frank W. Volk

United States District Judge