United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania
May 2, 2014
ALEC EDMUND SMITH
NANCY GIROUX, et al
TIMOTHY J. SAVAGE, District Judge.
AND NOW, this 1st day of May, 2014, 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. 14), the Report and Recommendation filed by United States Magistrate Judge Thomas J. Rueter (Document No. 15), the petitioner's objections to the Report and Recommendation (Document No. 16), 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 Rueter 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.