United States District Court, W.D. Pennsylvania
November 29, 2005.
ERNEST FRANKLIN, Petitioner,
SUPERINTENDENT, SCI FOREST, et al., Respondents.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: SEAN McLAUGHLIN, District Judge
This petition for writ of habeas corpus was received by the
Clerk of Court on October 19, 2005 and was referred to United
States Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter for report and
recommendation in accordance with the Magistrates Act,
28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), and Rules 72.1.3 and 72.1.4 of the Local Rules for
On October 25, 2005, the Magistrate Judge filed a Report and
Recommendation [Doc. No. 2] recommending that the Petitioner's
motion [Doc. No. 1] for leave to proceed in forma pauperis be
denied. The petitioner subsequently paid the $5.00 filing fee on
November 3, 2005 without filing any objection to the October 25,
2005 Report and Recommendation.
Subsequently, on November 8, 2005, the Magistrate Judge filed a
Report and Recommendation [Doc. No. 5] recommending that the
petition for writ of habeas corpus be transferred to the United
States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
for further proceedings. The parties were allowed ten (10) days
from the date of service to file objections. Service was made on
Petitioner by certified mail at SCI Forest, where he is
incarcerated, and on Respondent. Petitioner has filed no
objections to Magistrate Judge Baxter's November 8, 2005 Report
and Recommendation. After de novo review of the petition and
documents in the case, together with the above-referenced Reports
and Recommendations, the following order is entered: AND NOW, this 29th day of November, 2005;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Petitioner's motion for leave to
proceed in forma pauperis [Doc. No. 1] is DENIED and the
petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is TRANSFERRED forthwith to
the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Pennsylvania for further proceedings.
The Reports and Recommendations of Magistrate Judge Baxter,
filed on October 25, 2005 [Doc. No. 2] and November 8, 2005 [Doc.
No. 5] are hereby adopted as the opinions of this Court.
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