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Leonard J. Williams v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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


March 3, 2011

LEONARD J. WILLIAMS PETITIONER
v.
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA,
THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF THE COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA, AND
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, RESPONDENTS

The opinion of the court was delivered by: James Knoll Gardner United States District Judge

ORDER

NOW, this 3rd day of March, 2011, upon consideration of the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed February 12, 2008 by petitioner pro se; upon consideration of the Response to the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, which response was filed May 19, 2008 by respondents; upon consideration of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge M. Faith Angell filed June 18, 2008; upon consideration of petitioner's Objection[s] to the Report and Recommendation, which objections were filed June 26, 2008; upon consideration of the Response to Objections, which response was filed September 15, 2008 by respondents; it appearing after review of this matter that in her Report and Recommendation, Magistrate Judge Angell correctly determined the legal and factual issues presented in the petition for habeas corpus relief,

IT IS ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Angell is approved and adopted.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the objections of petitioner to the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Angell are overruled. *fn1

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the petition for writ of habeas corpus is dismissed without a hearing.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that because petitioner has not met statutory requirements to have his case heard, and no reasonable jurist could find this procedural ruling debatable, and because petitioner fails to demonstrate denial of a constitutional right, a certificate of appealability is denied.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall mark this matter closed for statistical purposes.

BY THE COURT:

James Knoll Gardner


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