United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania
January 28, 2015
MICHAEL MCKINNON, Petitioner,
MICHAEL W. HARLOW, et al., Respondents.
JOEL H. SLOMSKY, District Judge.
AND NOW, this 28th day of JANUARY, 2015, upon careful and independent consideration of the petition for a writ of habeas corpus, the response to the petition and appended exhibits, and available state court records, and after review of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge David R. Strawbridge, it is ORDERED that:
1. The Report and Recommendation is APPROVED and ADOPTED;
2. The petition for a writ of habeas corpus is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE;
3. A certificate of appealability SHALL NOT issue, in that the Petitioner has not made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right nor demonstrated that reasonable jurists would debate the correctness of the procedural aspects of this ruling. See 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2); Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000); and
4. The Clerk of the Court shall mark this case CLOSED for statistical purposes.