United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania
May 12, 2014
ANDRE L. MASON
JOHN KERESTES, et al.
STEWART DALZELL J., District Judge.
AND NOW, this 12th day of May, 2014, upon consideration of Andre L. Mason's petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (contained in docket entry # 1) and after careful and independent review of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Sandra Moore Wells (docket entry # 13), to which no one filed objections within the time that Loc. R. Civ. P. 72.1 IV(b) prescribes, and the Court finding that in Judge Wells's well-reasoned Report and Recommendation he properly examined all issues of fact and law relevant to the disposition of White's petition, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The Report and Recommendation (docket entry # 13) is APPROVED and ADOPTED;
2. Mason's petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (docket entry # 1) is DENIED;
3. Mason having failed to make a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right, we decline to issue a certificate of appealability; and
4. The Clerk of Court shall CLOSE this case statistically.