IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
May 23, 2011
RAYMOND LAWLER, ET AL., RESPONDENTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner
AND NOW, this 23rd day of May, 2011, upon consideration of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson (Doc. 10), recommending that the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus be denied, and, following an independent review of the record and noting that petitioner filed objections*fn1 to the report on May 5, 2011 (Doc. 11), and the court finding Judge Carlson's analysis to be thorough and well-reasoned, and the court finding petitioner's objections to be without merit and squarely addressed by Judge Carlson's report, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The Report and Recommendation of the magistrate judge (Doc. 10) are ADOPTED.
2. The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (Doc. 1) 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