May 14, 2013
WILLIAM LLOYD ALFRED, JR.,
DOUG E. GILLESPIE, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S).
Presently before the court is Magistrate Judge Ferenbach's report and recommendation that all of plaintiff William Lloyd Alfred, Jr.'s claims be dismissed except for his claim for unlawful arrest in violation of the Fourth Amendment against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. (Doc. # 4). To date, plaintiff has not filed objections.*fn1
This court "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)(1)(C). Where a party timely objects to a magistrate judge's report and recommendation, then the court is required to "make a de novo determination of those portions of the [report and recommendation] to which objection is made." Id. . . .
Where a party fails to object, however, the court is not required to conduct "any review at all . . . of any issue that is not the subject of an objection." Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985). Indeed, the Ninth Circuit has recognized that a district court is not required to review a magistrate judge's report and recommendation where no objections have been filed. See United States v. ReynaTapia, 328 F.3d 1114 (9th Cir. 2003) (disregarding the standard of review employed by the district court when reviewing a report and recommendation to which no objects were made); see also Schmidt v. Johnstone, 263 F.Supp.2d 1219, 1226 (D. Ariz. 2003) (reading the Ninth Circuit's decision in Reyna-Tapia as adopting the view that district courts are not required to review "any issue that is not the subject of an objection."). Thus, if there is no objections to a magistrate judge's recommendation, then this court may accept the recommendation without review. See, e.g., Johnstone, 263 F.Supp.2d at 1226 (accepting, without review, a magistrate judge's recommendation to which no object was filed).
Nevertheless, this court finds it appropriate to engage in a de novo review to determine whether to adopt the recommendation of the magistrate judge. Upon reviewing the recommendation and plaintiff's original complaint, this court finds good cause to adopt the magistrate's findings in full.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that the report and recommendation of Magistrate Judge Ferenbach (doc. # 4) be, and the same hereby is, ADOPTED in its entirety.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED the clerk of the court file the complaint (doc. # 1-1).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all of plaintiff's claims except for his claim for unlawful arrest in violation of the Fourth Amendment are DISMISSED. Plaintiff's claim for double jeopardy is dismissed with prejudice. All other dismissed claims are without prejudice.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the clerk of the court strike plaintiff's amended complaint (see doc. # 6) as premature and in violation of this court order. . . .
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff, if he chooses to amend his complaint, must do so within thirty (30) days of entry of this order.*fn2
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE