United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania
May 20, 2015
STEPHAN J. McANALLY, Petitioner,
STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA and PA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, Respondents.
JAMES KNOLL GARDNER, District Judge.
NOW, this 19th day of May, 2015, upon consideration of the following documents:
(1) Petition Under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 for Writ of Habeas Corpus by a Person in State Custody, which petition was filed by petitioner Stephan J. McAnally pro se on December 23, 2013;
(2) Answer in Opposition to Petition for Habeas Corpus Relief and Memorandum of Law in Support Thereof, which answer and memorandum was filed April 2, 2014; and
(3) Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Lynne A. Sitarski dated and filed June 30, 2014;
it appearing that as of the date of this Order no objections have been filed to the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Sitarski; it further appearing after review of this matter that Magistrate Judge Sitarski's Report and Recommendation correctly determined the legal and factual issues presented in the petition for habeas corpus relief,
IT IS ORDERED that Magistrate Judge Sitarski's Report and Recommendation is approved and adopted.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the petition for habeas corpus relief is dismissed and without an evidentiary hearing.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that because petitioner has not met statutory requirements to have his case heard, and no reasonable jurist could find this ruling debatable, and because petitioner fails to demonstrate denial of a constitutional right, a certificate of appealability is denied.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall mark this case closed for statistical purposes.