IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
September 15, 2011
PENNSYLVANIA BOARD OF PROBATION AND PAROLE; PA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL RESPONDENTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner
AND NOW, this 15th day of September, 2011, upon consideration of the order of the Third Circuit remanding the above-captioned matter to this court for the sole purpose of either issuing a certificate of appealability or stating reasons why a certificate of appealability should not issue, see Nelson v. Pa. Bd. of Probation & Parole, No. 11-2982 (3d Cir. 2011) (order dated September 7, 2011); (see also Doc. 27), and it appearing that, the court may issue a certificate of appealability "only if the applicant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right," 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2), and it further appearing that by order of the court dated June 1, 2011, (Doc. 22), this court adopted the report and recommendation ("R&R") (Doc. 20) of the Honorable Malachy E. Mannion, United States Magistrate Judge, and denied the petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by Terry Nelson ("Nelson"), wherein Nelson asserted that respondents violated his Fourteenth Amendment rights by revoking his parole, and the court finding, as stated in the magistrate judge's R&R, that the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court had substantial evidence upon which to find that Nelson had violated his parole and that the Commonwealth Court's decision was neither contrary to, nor involved an unreasonable application of the Fourteenth Amendment, (see Doc. 20, at 6-9; Doc. 24), and the court therefore concluding that Nelson has not made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right to warrant the issuance of a certificate of appealability, see 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2), it is hereby ORDERED that a certificate of appealability shall not issue in the above-captioned matter.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge
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