United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
March 16, 2015
ERNEST L. MCKNIGHT, Petitioner,
TAB BICKELL, et al., Respondents.
MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG, J.
AND NOW, this 16th day of March, 2015, upon careful and independent consideration of the petition for writ of habeas corpus, and after review of the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge David R. Strawbridge, and the Objections filed by Petitioner, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. Petitioner’s objections (Doc. No. 20) are OVERRULED;
2. The Report and Recommendation (Doc. No. 17) is APPROVED and ADOPTED;
3. The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is DENIED with prejudice and DISMISSED without an evidentiary hearing; and
4. There is no basis for the issuance of a certificate of appealability; and 5. The Clerk of Court is directed to mark this case CLOSED.