US v. Walker
UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, versus IVEY WALKER, Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, at Charlotte. Lacy H. Thornburg, District Judge. (3:97-cr-00022-9)
December 14, 2007
January 11, 2008
Before MICHAEL, MOTZ, and DUNCAN, Circuit Judges.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Andrew Brady Banzhoff, Asheville, North Carolina, for Appellant. Amy Elizabeth Ray, OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Asheville, North Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
PER CURIAM: Ivey Walker seeks to appeal the district court's order denying relief in part on his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (2000) motion. The
order is not appealable unless a circuit justice or judge issues a certificate of appealability. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1) (2000). A
certificate of appealability will not issue absent "a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." § 2253(c)(2) (2000). that A prisoner satisfies would this 28 U.S.C. standard that by any
assessment of the constitutional claims by the district court is debatable or wrong and that any dispositive procedural ruling by the district court is likewise debatable. Miller-El v. Cockrell,
537 U.S. 322, 336-38 (2003); Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000); Rose v. Lee, 252 F.3d 676, 683-84 (4th Cir. 2001). Walker has filed a motion for a certificate of
appealability on the issue of whether trial counsel labored under an actual conflict of interest in violation of his Sixth Amendment rights. Based on our independent review of the record, we conclude that Walker has not made the requisite showing of the denial of a constitutional right. Accordingly, we deny his motion for a We dispense
certificate of appealability and dismiss the appeal.*
with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are
We note that the district court granted § 2255 relief in part; the Government's appeal of that decision in No. 06-7582 remains pending before the court. - 2 -
adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
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