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Edward Goodman v. John Kerestes

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


February 8, 2011

EDWARD GOODMAN,
PETITIONER
v.
JOHN KERESTES, SUPERINTENDENT,
SCI-MAHANOY; PENNSYLVANIA
BOARD OF PROBATION AND PAROLE;
ATTORNEY GENERAL, STATE OF
PENNSYLVANIA, RESPONDENTS

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner

ORDER

AND NOW, this 8th day of February, 2011, upon consideration of the Report andRecommendation of United States Magistrate Judge J. Andrew Smyser (Doc. 16),recommending that the § 2254 habeas petition (Doc. 1) be denied and that nocertification of appealability be made, and, following an independent review of therecord and noting that plaintiff Edward Goodman filed objections*fn1 on January 21, 2011, and the court finding Judge Smyser's analysis to be thorough and well-reasoned, it ishereby ORDERED that:

1. The Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Smyser (Doc. 16) is ADOPTED in its entirety.

2. The § 2254 petition (Doc. 1) for writ of habeas corpus is DENIED.

3. There is no basis for the issuance of a certificate of appealability.

28 U.S.C. § 2253(c).

4. The Clerk of Court is directed to CLOSE this case.

CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge


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