IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
April 4, 2011
TRACEY FLETHER PETITIONER,
RAYMOND LAWLER, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF THE COUNTY OF LEHIGH, AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF PENNSYLVANIA RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jan E. Dubois, J.
AND NOW, this 4th day of April, 2011, upon consideration of the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 filed by petitioner, Tracey Fletcher (Document No. 1, filed October 29, 2010), after review of the Report and Recommendation of Chief United States Magistrate Judge Thomas J. Rueter dated February 22, 2011 (Document No. 11), and petitioner's Objections to Magistrate Report and Recommendation (Document No. 13, filed March 11, 2011), for the reasons set forth in the Memorandum dated April 4, 2011, IT IS ORDERED as follows:
1. The Report and Recommendation of Chief United States Magistrate Thomas J. Rueter dated February 22, 2011 ,is APPROVED and ADOPTED;
2. Petitioner's Objections to Magistrate Report and Recommendation are OVERRULED;
3, The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 filed by Tracey Fletcher is DENIED and DISMISSED WITHOUT AN EVIDENTIARY HEARING; and,
4. A certificate of appealability WILL NOT ISSUE for any of petitioner's claims because reasonable jurists would not debate whether the petition states a valid claim of the denial of a constitutional right as required under 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2). See Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000).
BY THE COURT:
Jan E. DuBois
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