UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 3, 2008
SOMCHIT JOY NASIRICHAMPANG, PETITIONER,
VICTOR M. ALMAGER, WARDEN, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: M. James Lorenz United States District Court Judge
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND DISMISSING PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS
Petitioner Somchit Joy Nasirichampang, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The case was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Anthony J. Battaglia for a report and recommendation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Civil Local Rule 72.1(d). On January 25, 2008, the Magistrate Judge issued a Report and Recommendation, recommending to grant Respondent's motion to dismiss the petition as untimely.
A district judge "may accept, reject, or modify the recommended disposition" on a dispositive matter prepared by a magistrate judge proceeding without the consent of the parties for all purposes. Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b); see 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). "The court shall make a de determination of those portions of the [report and recommendation] to which objection is made." 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). Section 636(b)(1) does not require some lesser review by the district court when no objections are filed. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149-50 (1985). The "statute makes it clear that the district judge must review the magistrate judge's findings and recommendations de novo if objection is made, but not otherwise." United States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114, 1121 (9th Cir. 2003) (en banc) (emphasis in the original); see Schmidt v. Johnstone, 263 F. Supp. 2d 1219, 1225-26 & n.5 (D. Ariz. 2003) (applying Reyna-Tapia to habeas review).
In the absence of any objections, the court ADOPTS the Report and Recommendation. Respondent's motion to dismiss is GRANTED and the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 is DISMISSED as untimely.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
HON. ANTHONY J. BATTAGLIA UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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