United States District Court, M.D. Louisiana
December 15, 2014
HOWARD L. JACKSON (#104336)
N. BURL CAIN, ET AL
RULING AND ORDER
BRIAN A. JACKSON, Judge.
Before the Court is Petitioner Howard L. Jackson's Petition Under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 for Writ of Habeas Corpus by a Person in State Custody (Doc. 1). The Magistrate Judge issued a Report and Recommendation (Doc. 25),  recommending that the Court deny Petitioner's application for habeas corpus relief, and, further, that the Court deny Petitioner a certificate of appealability. Petitioner filed timely objections to the Magistrate Judge's Report. (Doc. 26).
Having carefully considered Petitioner's Petition (Doc. 1) and related filings-including Petitioner's objections - the Court APPROVES the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation (Doc. 25) and ADOPTS it as the Court's opinion in this matter.
Accordingly, for the reasons explained in the Magistrate Judge's Report,
IT IS ORDERED that Petitioner's § 2254 Petition (Doc. 1) is DENIED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a certificate of appealability is DENIED because Petitioner has failed to "ma[ke] a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2).