IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
September 15, 2009
RICHARD ADAMS PETITIONER
RAYMOND LAWLER, ET AL. RESPONDENTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lowell A. Reed, Jr., Sr. J.
AND NOW, this 15th day of September, 2009, upon consideration of the petition for writ of habeas corpus (Doc. No. 3), the response thereto (Doc. Nos. 11), and petitioner's reply (Doc. No. 18), it is hereby ORDERED that for the reasons set forth above, the petition is DENIED WITH PREJUDICE AND WITHOUT A HEARING.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that petitioner's motion for a stay (Doc. No. 18) is DENIED.*fn1
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no certificate of appealability will be issued pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2253 because petitioner has failed to make a substantial showing of denial of a constitutional right.
The Clerk of Court is hereby directed to mark this case closed.