Lee v. Krom et al
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT 17 of Magistrate Judge Saporito, DISMISSING petition for writ of habeas corpus 1 w/out prejudice, finding no basis to issue certificate of appealability & directing Clrk of Ct to CLOSE case. (See order for complete details.)Signed by Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner on 1/10/18. (ki)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
DONOVON N. LEE,
JUDGE ANGELA KROM,
CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:17-CV-1078
(Chief Judge Conner)
AND NOW, this 10th day of January, 2018, upon consideration of the
report (Doc. 17) of Magistrate Judge Joseph F. Saporito, Jr., recommending that
the court deny the petition (Doc. 1) for writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 2254 by petitioner Donovon N. Lee (“Lee”), wherein Judge Saporito opines
that Lee’s petition must be dismissed for failure to exhaust state remedies, (see Doc.
17 at 4-6), and it appearing that Lee did not object to the report, see FED. R. CIV. P.
72(b)(2), and the court noting that failure to timely object to a magistrate judge’s
conclusions “may result in forfeiture of de novo review at the district court level,”
Nara v. Frank, 488 F.3d 187, 194 (3d Cir. 2007) (citing Henderson v. Carlson, 812
F.2d 874, 878-79 (3d Cir. 1987)), but that, as a matter of good practice, a district court
should “afford some level of review to dispositive legal issues raised by the report,”
Henderson, 812 F.2d t 878; see also Taylor v. Comm’r of Soc. Sec., 83 F. Supp. 3d
625, 626 (M.D. Pa. 2015) (citing Univac Dental Co. v. Dentsply Int’l, Inc., 702 F.
Supp. 2d 465, 469 (M.D. Pa. 2010)), in order to “satisfy itself that there is no clear
error on the face of the record,” FED. R. CIV. P. 72(b), advisory committee notes, and,
following independent review of the record, the court being in full agreement with
Judge Saporito’s recommendation, and concluding that there is no clear error on
the face of the record, it is hereby ORDERED that:
The report (Doc. 17) of Magistrate Judge Saporito is ADOPTED.
Lee’s petition (Doc. 1) for writ of habeas corpus is DISMISSED
The court finds no basis to issue a certificate of appealability. 28
U.S.C. § 2253(c); see also 28 U.S.C. § 2254 Rule 11(a).
The Clerk of Court is directed to CLOSE this case.
/S/ CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER
Christopher C. Conner, Chief Judge
United States District Court
Middle District of Pennsylvania
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