IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
August 10, 2011
GREGORY STEVEN BURKE
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AT MAHANOY, ET AL
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Timothy J. Savage, J.
AND NOW, this 10th day of August, 2011, upon consideration of the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Document No. 1), the Respondents' Answer to Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Document No. 16), the Petitioner's "Traverse Response" to Respondents' Answer Filed (Document No. 17), the Report and Recommendation filed by United States Magistrate Judge Carol Sandra Moore Wells (Document No. 19) and the petitioner's objections to the Report and Recommendation (Document No. 22), and after a thorough and independent review of the record, it is ORDERED that:
1. The petitioner's objections are OVERRULED; 2. The Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Carol Sandra Moore Wells is APPROVED and ADOPTED;
3. The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is DENIED; and,
4. There is no probable cause to issue a certificate of appealability.
Timothy J. Savage
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