United States District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania
July 17, 2015
JEFFREY C. STEPHENS, Petitioner,
LAWRENCE MALHALLY, Acting Superintendent, et al., Respondents.
YVETTE KANE, District Judge.
Before the Court in the above-captioned action is a June 29, 2015 Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge. No timely objections have been filed.
AND NOW, this 17th day of July, 2015, upon review of the record and the applicable law, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1) The Court adopts the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Saporito. (Doc. No.21).
2) The petition (Doc. No. 1) is DENIED and DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
3) The petitioner's "Motion for Judicial Determination of Capacity and Competence, and, for Immediate Relief" (Doc. No. 18) is DENIED.
4) The petitioner's motion for judgment on the pleadings (Doc. No. 20) is DENIED.
5) The Court declines to issue a certificate of appealability, as the petitioner has failed to demonstrate "a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2); see also Miller-El v. Cockrell, 537 U.S. 322, 335-36 (2003); Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000).
6) The Clerk of Court shall close the case.