The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sean J. McLAUGHLIN United States District Judge
The instant petition for writ of habeas corpus was received by the Clerk of Court on July 10, 2009 and was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter for report and recommendation in accordance with the Magistrates Act, 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), and Rules 72.1.3 and 72.1.4 of the Local Rules for Magistrates.
The Report and Recommendation, filed on August 25, 2011 , recommends that the instant petition for writ of habeas corpus be denied and that a certificate of appealability be denied. The parties were allowed fourteen (14) days from the date of service in which to file objections. Service was made on Petitioner by certified mail at SCI-Mahanoy, where he is currently incarcerated, and on the Respondents. No objections to the Report and Recommendation have been filed to date.
After de novo review of the petition and documents in the case, together with the Report and Recommendation, the following order is entered:
AND NOW, this 4th Day of October, 2011;
IT IS ORDERED that the instant petition for writ of habeas corpus be, and hereby is, DENIED. Inasmuch as reasonable jurists would not find it debatable whether
(i) Petitioner's claims are procedurally defaulted and (ii) the petition fails to state a valid claim of the denial of a constitutional right, IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no certificate of appealability shall issue.
The Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Baxter, filed on August 25, 2011 , is adopted as the opinion of the Court.
Cm: All parties of record.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter
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