849 F2d 607 Wynn v. W Murray
849 F.2d 607
Osborne WYNN, Jr., Petitioner-Appellant,
Edward W. MURRAY, Director of the Virginia Department of
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Submitted: April 20, 1988.
Decided: June 10, 1988.
NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.
Osborne Wynn, Jr., appellant pro se.
Robert B. Condon, Assistant Attorney General, for appellee.
Before DONALD RUSSELL, WIDENER and MURNAGHAN, Circuit Judges.
Osborne Wynn, Jr., seeks to appeal the district court's order dismissing this 28 U.S.C. Sec. 2254 action. Appellant's action was referred to a magistrate pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 636(b)(1)(B). The magistrate recommended that relief be denied and advised appellant that the failure to file timely objections to this recommendation could waive appellate review of a district court order based upon the recommendation. Despite this warning, appellant failed to object to the magistrate's recommendation.
This Court has held that the timely filing of objections to a magistrate's recommendation is necessary to preserve appellate review of the substance of that recommendation where the parties have been warned that failure to object will waive appellate review. Wright v. Collins, 766 F.2d 841 (4th Cir.1985); United States v. Schronce, 727 F.2d 91 (4th Cir.), cert. denied, 467 U.S. 1208 (1984). See Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140 (1985). Appellant has waived appellate review by failing to file objections after receiving proper notice. We accordingly deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal and dismiss the appeal. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal arguments are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and oral argument would not significantly aid the decisional process.