UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
January 14, 2008
RICHARD MILLS, PETITIONER,
SUPERINTENDENT T. POOLE, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Richard J. Arcara Chief Judge United States District Court
Petitioner Richard Mills filed the instant petition for habeas corpus relief, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, on December 20, 2006. The case was referred to Magistrate Judge Victor E. Bianchini, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), on June 12, 2007. On October 11, 2007, petitioner filed a motion for sanctions against the respondent (Docket No. 47). On October 31, 2007, Magistrate Judge Bianchini filed a Decision and Order, denying the motion for sanctions, with prejudice (Docket No. 53).
Petitioner filed objections to the Decision and Order on November 8, 2007 (Docket No. 59). Respondent filed a response to the objections on November 26, 2007 (Docket No. 63).
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A), the district court "may reconsider any pretrial matter under this [section] where it has been shown that the magistrate's order is clearly erroneous or contrary to law." The Court has reviewed petitioner's objections and Magistrate Judge Bianchini's Decision and Order, and finds that Magistrate Judge Bianchini's Decision and Order is neither clearly erroneous nor contrary to law.
Accordingly, the Court affirms the Decision and Order.
The case is referred back to Magistrate Judge Bianchini for further proceedings.
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