SMITH v. KERESTES

Civil Action No. 14-714.

CLINTON J. SMITH, Petitioner, v. JOHN KERESTES, et al., Respondents.

United States District Court, W.D. Pennsylvania.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 28 U.S.C. § 2254
Cause: 28 U.S.C. § 2254 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (State)
Nature of Suit: 530 Habeas Corpus (General)
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

CLINTON J. SMITH, Petitioner, Pro Se.

JOHN KERESTES, Respondent, represented by Daniel A. Vernacchio , Cory J. Schuster , Office of the District Attorney of Allegheny County & Kelly D. Tomasic , Office of the District Attorney of Allegheny County.

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, Respondent, represented by Daniel A. Vernacchio , Cory J. Schuster , Office of the District Attorney of Allegheny County & Kelly D. Tomasic , Office of the District Attorney of Allegheny County.


MEMORANDUM ORDER

CATHY BISSOON, District Judge.

This case was referred to United States Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan for pretrial proceedings in accordance with the Magistrates Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 636(b)(1)(A) and (B), and Local Rule of Civil Procedure 72.

On May 16, 2017, the Magistrate Judge issued a Report (Doc. 27) recommending that the petition for a writ of habeas corpus, and the certificate of appealability, be denied. Service of the Report and Recommendation was made, and no objections have been filed.

After a review of the pleadings and documents in the case, together with the Report and Recommendation, the following Order is entered:

The Petition of Clinton J. Smith for a writ of habeas corpus (Doc. 1) is DISMISSED and a certificate of appealability is DENIED. The Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, dated May 16, 2017, hereby is adopted as the Opinion of the District Court.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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