United States District Court, W.D. Pennsylvania
December 12, 2014
GEORGE L. ROBINSON, Petitioner,
SUPERINTENDENT CAPOZZA, et al., Respondents.
DAVID STEWART CERCONE, District Judge.
George L. Robinson ("Petitioner") initiated this action on May 15, 2013, by submitting for filing a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The Petition was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan for pretrial proceedings in accordance with the Magistrate Judge's Act, 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), and Rules 72.C and 72.D of the Local Rules of Court.
On October 24, 2014, Magistrate Judge Lenihan issued a Report and Recommendation, recommending that the Petition be dismissed as untimely and that a certificate of appealability be denied. Service was made on Petitioner, and he was informed that, in accordance with the Magistrate Judge's Act, 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and (C), and Local Rule of Court 72.D.2, he had until November 10, 2014 to file objections to the Report and Recommendation. As of the date of this Order, Petitioner has not filed objections.
Therefore, after reviewing the pleadings and documents in this case, together with the Report and Recommendation, the following Order is entered:
AND NOW, this 10 day of December, 2014,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Magistrate Judge Lenihan's Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 13) is adopted as the Opinion of the Court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (ECF No. 1) is DISMISSED AS UNTIMELY.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a Certificate of Appealability is DENIED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court mark this case CLOSED.
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 4(a)(1) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, if any party wishes to appeal from this Order a notice of appeal, as provided in Fed. R. App. P. 3, must be filed with the Clerk of Court, United States District Court, at 700 Grant Street, Room 3110, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, within thirty (30) days.