W. KEITH WATKINS, Chief District Judge.
On December 21, 2016, the Magistrate Judge filed a Recommendation. (Doc. # 23.) On January 9, 2017, Petitioner Neil Walker filed objections. (Doc. # 24.) The court has conducted an independent and de novo review of those portions of the Recommendation to which objection is made. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b).
Petitioner's objections do not offer any substantive legal or factual argument concerning the critical finding of the Magistrate Judge: that the court lacks jurisdiction over the petition because it is a successive petition filed without the required certificate from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The record supports the Magistrate Judge's findings and conclusions of law.
Accordingly, it is ORDERED as follows:
(1) The Recommendation (Doc. # 23) is ADOPTED.
(2) Petitioner's objections (Doc. # 24) are OVERRULED.
(3) This action is DISMISSED for lack of jurisdiction because Petitioner failed to obtain the requisite order from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals authorizing this court to consider his successive § 2254 petition.
A separate final judgment will be entered.