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Cooley v. Brooks

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA


August 6, 2008

ROMEO COOLEY, PETITIONER,
v.
SUPERINTENDENT BROOKS, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sean J. McLaughlin United States District Judge

MEMORANDUM ORDER

This habeas corpus action was received by the Clerk of Court on October 17, 2007, 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 [Doc. No. 42], filed on July 22, 2008, recommended that Petitioner's Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus [Doc. No. 6] be dismissed without prejudice for failure to exhaust state remedies, that Respondents' Motion to Dismiss [Doc. No. 37] be granted, 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 and on Respondents. Petitioner filed objections on July 29, 2008 [Doc. No. 43]. 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 6th day of August, 2008;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Petitioner's Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus [Doc. No. 6] is DISMISSED without prejudice for failure to exhaust state remedies; Respondents' Motion to Dismiss [Doc. No. 37] is GRANTED; and a certificate of appealability is DENIED.

The Report and Recommendation [Doc. No. 42] of Magistrate Judge Baxter, filed on July 22, 2008, is adopted as the opinion of the Court.

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