United States District Court, W.D. Pennsylvania
CATHY BISSOON, District Judge.
This case has been referred to United States Magistrate Judge Maureen P. Kelly for pretrial proceedings in accordance with the Magistrates Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 636(b)(l)(A) and (B), and Local Rule of Civil Procedure 72.
On March 12, 2015, the Magistrate Judge issued a Report (Doc. 23) recommending that Petitioner's action under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 be dismissed, and that a certificate of appealability be denied. Service of the Report and Recommendation was made, and Petitioner has filed Objections. See Doc. 28.
After a de novo review of the pleadings and documents in the case, together with the Report and Recommendation and the Objections thereto, the following Order is entered:
The Petition of Derrick Lamont Hampton for a writ of habeas corpus (Doc. 1) is DISMISSED, and a certificate of appealability is DENIED. The Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation (Doc. 23) ...