IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
June 28, 2010
MELVIN S. LOCKETT, ET AL.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Timothy J. Savage, J.
AND NOW, this 28th day of June, 2010, upon consideration of the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Document No. 1), the Response to the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Document No. 14), the Report and Recommendation filed by United States Magistrate Judge Arnold C. Rapoport (Document No. 18) and the petitioner's objections to the Report and Recommendation (Document No. 20), and after a thorough and independent review of the record, it is ORDERED that:
1. The petitioner's objections are OVERRULED;
2. The Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Rapoport is APPROVED and ADOPTED;
3. The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is DENIED; and,
4. There is no probable cause to issue a certificate of appealability.
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