IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
February 8, 2011
JOHN KERESTES, SUPERINTENDENT,
BOARD OF PROBATION AND PAROLE;
ATTORNEY GENERAL, STATE OF
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner
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