October 6, 2014
STANLEY L. WARD, Petitioner,
STATE OF MAINE, Respondent.
Petitioner STANLEY L WARD represented by STANLEY L WARD, PRO SE
Respondent STATE OF MAINE represented by DONALD W. MACOMBER, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
ORDER AFFIRMING THE RECOMMENDED DECISION OF THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE
JOHN A. WOODCOCK, JR., CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
The United States Magistrate Judge filed with the Court on July 10, 2014 his Recommended Decision (ECF No. 9). The Plaintiff filed his objections to the Recommended Decision on August 18, 2014 (ECF No. 12). I have reviewed and considered the Magistrate Judge's Recommended Decision, together with the entire record; I have made a de novo determination of all matters adjudicated by the Magistrate Judge's Recommended Decision; and I concur with the recommendations of the United States Magistrate Judge for the reasons set forth in his Recommended Decision, and determine that no further proceeding is necessary.
1. It is therefore ORDERED that the Recommended Decision of the Magistrate Judge is hereby AFFIRMED.
2. It is further ORDERED that the Petitioner’s 28 U.S.C. § 2254 Petition (ECF No. 1) be and hereby is DISMISSED with prejudice.
3. It is further ORDERED that no certificate of appealability should issue in the event the Plaintiff files a notice of appeal because there is no substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right within the meaning of 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2).