United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
February 19, 2015
WALTER V. HARRIS, Petitioner,
BOBBY L. MEEKS, et al., Respondents.
Arthur J. Schwab, United States District Judge.
AND NOW, this 19th day of February, 2015, after the petitioner, Walter V. Harris, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, and after a Report and Recommendation was filed by the United States Magistrate Judge granting the parties a period of time after being served with a copy to file written objections thereto, and upon consideration of the objections filed by the petitioner (which he calls a reply brief, ECF No. 6), and upon independent review of the petition and the record and upon consideration of the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 5), which is adopted as the opinion of this Court, IT IS ORDERED that the petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by petitioner Walter V. Harris (ECF No. 1) is dismissed and, because reasonable jurists could not conclude that a basis for appeal exists, a certificate of appealability is denied.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 4(a)(1) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure if the petitioner desires to appeal from this Order he must do so within thirty (30) days by filing a notice of appeal as provided in Rule 3, Fed. R. App. P.