United States District Court, W.D. Pennsylvania
December 9, 2014
JOHN RUSSELL GATES, Plaintiff,
MARK CAPOZZA, Warden and THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, Defendants.
NORA BARRY FISCHER, District Judge.
Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy recommending that this action be transferred to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the situs of Petitioner's state court criminal trial. Petitioner was served with the Report and Recommendation and informed that he had until December 12, 2014, to file written objections.
On December 8, 2014, Petitioner notified the Court that he consented to the transfer of this case to the Middle District of Pennsylvania (ECF No. 3).
Accordingly, after de novo review of the pleadings and documents in the case, together with the Report and Recommendation and the Consent of the Petitioner, the following order is entered.
AND NOW, this 9th day of December, 2014,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this case is TRANSFERRED forthwith to the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the situs of Petitioner's state court criminal trial.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 2) is ADOPTED as the opinion of the Court.