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Case 2:13-cv-01236-LPL Document 2 Filed 09/19/13 Page 1 of 2

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA





ROBERT A. SMITH,




Plaintiff,

v.


PA BOARD OF PROBATION and
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF
THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA,



Defendant.



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) Civil Action No. 13 – 1236
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Chief Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan
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ORDER

Robert A. Smith (“Petitioner”) initiated this action on August 27, 2013, and he seeks

habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. (ECF No. 1.) The Court has reviewed

Petitioner’s habeas petition and finds that it is insufficient because he does not provide any

factual support for his sole claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. Because of this, Petitioner

will be required to submit an amended petition and state facts supporting his ground for relief.

Therefore,

THIS 19th day of September, 2013;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Clerk of Court mail Petitioner the form for a

petition of writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Petitioner amend his petition as described herein and

file it with the Court no later than October 4, 2013.



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/s/ Lisa Pupo Lenihan

Lisa Pupo Lenihan
Chief United States Magistrate Judge


Case 2:13-cv-01236-LPL Document 2 Filed 09/19/13 Page 2 of 2


cc: Robert A. Smith
1912 Fairlawn Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15221






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