IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
July 19, 2010
JARUE LAWSON, PETITIONER
PAUL K. SMEAL, ET AL., RESPONDENTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lawrence F. Stengel, J.
AND NOW, this 19th day of July, 2010, upon consideration of the petition for writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, and the respondents' response thereto, and after careful and independent review of the thorough and well-reasoned Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge L. Felipe Restrepo, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The objections of the petitioner are OVERRULED;
2. The Report and Recommendation is APPROVED and ADOPTED with one exception;*fn1
3. The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is DENIED and DISMISSED;
4. A certificate of appealability shall not issue because, for the reasons set forth in the Report and Recommendation, the petitioner has not made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right.