IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
March 27, 2007
EDWARD JOSEPH MCNATT, PETITIONER,
SUPERINTENDENT GEORGE PATRICK, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sean J. McLaughlin United States District Judge
This petition for writ of habeas corpus was received by the Clerk of Court on April 29, 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 Magistrates.
The Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation, filed on March 7, 2007, recommended that the petition for writ of habeas corpus be dismissed and that a certificate of appealability be denied. 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 Houtzdale, where he is incarcerated, and on Respondents. Petitioner has filed no objections to Magistrate Judge Baxter's Report and Recommendation. After de novo review of the petition and documents in the case, together with the Report and Recommendation, the following order is entered:
AND NOW, this 27th day of March 2007;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is DISMISSED and that a certificate of appealability is DENIED.
The Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Baxter, filed on March 7, 2007, is adopted as the opinion of the Court.
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