IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
October 2, 2012
JAMES P. HUNTLEY, PETITIONER,
ERIE COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.
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 May 21, 2012 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 September 5, 2012 , recommends that the instant habeas petition be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction 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 his current address of record 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 2nd Day of October, 2012;
Inasmuch as the instant petition for writ of habeas corpus is a second or successive petition within the meaning of 28 U.S.C. § 2244(b)(3)(A) as to which the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has not granted authorization, IT IS ORDERED that the instant petition shall be, and hereby is, DISMISSED for lack of jurisdiction. Moreover, because reasonable jurists would not find it debatable whether the instant petition should be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction, IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no certificate of appealability shall issue.
The Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Baxter, filed on September 5, 2012  is adopted as the opinion of the Court.
Sean J. McLaughlin
Cm: All parties of record. U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter
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