IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
June 29, 2011
MATTHEW D. HOUGHTON, PETITIONER,
STEVEN GLANT, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Joy Flowers Conti United States District Judge
AND NOW, this 29th day of June, 2011, after the petitioner, Matthew D. Houghton, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, and after a Report and Recommendation was filed by the United States Magistrate Judge granting the parties a period of time after being served with a copy to file written objections thereto, and no objections having been filed, and upon independent review of the petition and the record and upon consideration of the Magistrate Judge=s Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 14), which is adopted as the opinion of this Court, IT IS ORDERED that the petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by petitioner Matthew D. Houghton (Ecf No. 4) is dismissed and, because reasonable jurists could not conclude that a basis for appeal exists, and a certificate of appealability is denied.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 4(a)(1) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure if the petitioner desires to appeal from this Order he must do so within thirty (30) days by filing a notice of appeal as provided in Rule 3, Fed. R. App. P.
cc: Matthew D. Houghton HB-0390 SCI Greensburg 165 SCI Lane Greensburg, PA 15601
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