United States District Court, E.D. Kentucky, Central Division, Frankfort
October 14, 2014
RAFAEL MARTINEZ-AGUILAR, Petitioner,
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, Respondent.
AMUL R. THAPAR, District Judge.
Rafael Martinez-Aguilar filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. R. 1. On September 18, 2014, Magistrate Judge Hanly Ingram filed a Recommended Disposition advising the Court to dismiss the petition without prejudice. R. 3. Martinez-Aguilar did not file any objections to Magistrate Judge Ingram's Recommended Disposition, and now the period to file objections has passed. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); see also R. 3 at 3 (explaining that pursuant to the Rules Governing Section 2254 Proceedings, Rule 8(b), the petitioner must file objections within fourteen days of service of the recommended disposition). Martinez-Aguilar has therefore waived his right to object to the recommended disposition, and his right to further appeal the decision. See Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 155 (1985); see also Churn v. Grant, 77 F.3d 482 (6th Cir. 1996).
Accordingly, it is ORDERED that:
(1) Magistrate Judge Ingram's Recommended Disposition, R. 3, is ADOPTED as the opinion of this Court.
(2) The petition for writ of habeas corpus, R. 1, is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.