United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania
CYNTHIA M. RUFE, District Judge.
AND NOW, this 6th day of November 2014, upon careful consideration of the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241, and all memoranda and exhibits in support of habeas corpus, the Respondents' response thereto, and Petitioner's reply, the state court record, and upon review of the Report and Recommendation ("R & R") of United States Magistrate Judge Henry S. Perkin [Doc. No. 17], and having reviewed de novo those portions of the R & R to which Petitioner objected, and for the reasons set forth in the thorough and well-reasoned R & R, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. Petitioner's objections are OVERRULED;
2. The R & R is APPROVED and ADOPTED for the reasons set forth therein;
3. The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus by a Person in State Custody is DENIED AND DISMISSED WITHOUT AN EVIDENTIARY HEARING, without prejudice to a renewal of these claims after Petitioner has availed himself of state law remedies; and
4. There is no probable cause to issue a certificate of appealability.
The Clerk of Court is directed to ...