IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
November 20, 2007
RICHARD GRANDE, PETITIONER,
GEORGE W. 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 August 21, 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 September 26, 2007 , recommends that the petition for writ of habeas corpus be denied and that a certificate of appealability be denied. The parties were allowed ten (10) days from the date of service in which to file objections. Service was made on Petitioner by certified mail at SCI Houtzdale, where he is incarcerated, and on Respondents. Petitioner filed his objections  on November 19, 2007. After de novo review of the petition and documents in the case, together with the Report and Recommendation and objections thereto, the following order is entered:
AND NOW, this 20th Day of November, 2007;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus be and hereby is DENIED and a certificate of appealability is DENIED.
The Report and Recommendation of Chief Magistrate Judge Baxter, filed on September 26, 2007  is adopted as the opinion of the Court.
Susan Paradise Baxter, Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge
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