Workmanv.Craig

United States District Court, S.D. West Virginia, Beckley DivisionJul 8, 2009
CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:05-cv-00899 (S.D.W. Va. Jul. 8, 2009)

CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:05-cv-00899.

July 8, 2009


MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER


THOMAS JOHNSTON, District Judge

Pending before the Court is Petitioner's Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 [Docket 1]. By Standing Order entered on July 21, 2004, and filed in this case on November 10, 2005, this action was referred to United States Magistrate Judge R. Clarke VanDervort for submission of proposed findings and a recommendation (PF R). Magistrate Judge VanDervort filed his PF R [Docket 15] on May 29, 2009, recommending that this Court DISMISS AS MOOT Petitioner's § 2241 petition.

The Court is not required to 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. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 150 (1985). Failure to file timely objections constitutes a waiver of de novo review and the Petitioner's right to appeal this Court's Order. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); see also Snyder v. Ridenour, 889 F.2d 1363, 1366 (4th Cir. 1989); United States v. Schronce, 727 F.2d 91, 94 (4th Cir. 1984). In addition, this Court need not conduct a 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 to the PF R in this case were due on June 15, 2009. To date, no objections have been filed.

Accordingly the Court ADOPTS the PF R [Docket 15], DISMISSES AS MOOT Petitioner's § 2241 Application [Docket 1], and REMOVES this case from the Court's docket. A separate Judgment Order will enter this day implementing the rulings contained herein.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

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