IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
February 27, 2013
SHIRLEY R. MOORE SMEAL; THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF THE COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA; THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Norma L. Shapiro J.
AND NOW, this 27th day of February, 2013, upon consideration of the petition for writ of habeas corpus, the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Timothy R. Rice, petitioner's objections to the Report and Recommendation, and all other relevant papers in the record, for the reasons set forth in the accompanying memorandum, it is ORDERED that:
1. Petitioner's objections to the Report and Recommendation (paper no. 21) are OVERRULED.
2. The Report and Recommendation (paper no. 17) is APPROVED and ADOPTED.
3. The petition for a writ of habeas corpus (paper no. 1) is DENIED.
4. Because petitioner has failed to make a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right, there is no basis for issuing a certificate of appealability.
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