IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
January 3, 2012
DOUGLAS M. HAWXHURST, PETITIONER,
LISA J. W. HOLLINGSWORTH,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge:
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
On March 26, 2009, Hawxhurst filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (Doc. 1). The respondent answered the petition on November 25, 2009 (Doc. 7) and filed a supplement on December 12, 2009 (Doc. 8). On December 12, 2011, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B), Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 72(b) and Local Rule 72.1(a), United States Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson submitted a Report and Recommendation ("the Report") recommending that the Court deny petitioner's petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 and that the Court dismiss as moot this case as petitioner has been released from custody (Doc. 10).
The Report was sent to the parties with a notice informing them of their right to appeal by way of filing "objections" by December 30, 2011. To date, none of the parties have filed objections, and the period in which to file objections has expired.*fn1
Therefore, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), this Court need not conduct de novo review. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149-52 (1985).
Thus, the Court ADOPTS the Report in its entirety (Doc. 10). The Court DENIES and DISMISSES as moot petitioner's writ of habeas corpus. Further, the Court DIRECTS the Clerk of the Court to enter judgment reflecting the same.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
2012.01.03 18:29:52 -06'00'
David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court