IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
July 3, 2007
WILLIAM E. DENIAL, PETITIONER,
FRANK TENNIS, 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 May 22, 2006, and was referred to Chief 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 Chief Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation, filed on June 13, 2007, recommended that the petition for writ of habeas corpus be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction 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 Rockview, where he is incarcerated, and on Respondents. Petitioner has filed no objections to Chief 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 3rd day of July 2007;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is DISMISSED for lack of jurisdiction and a certificate of appealability is DENIED.
The Report and Recommendation of Chief Magistrate Judge Baxter, filed on June 13, 2007  is adopted as the opinion of the Court.
Susan Paradise Baxter, Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge
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