Chavis v. US
UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
HERBERT CHAVIS, Petitioner - Appellant, versus UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; WILLIAM L. OSTEEN, Judge; STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA; MICHAEL T.W. BELL, Respondents - Appellees.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, at Charlotte. Graham C. Mullen, Senior District Judge. (3:07-cv-00291)
January 17, 2008
January 25, 2008
Before TRAXLER, SHEDD, and DUNCAN, Circuit Judges.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Herbert Chavis, Appellant Pro Se.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
PER CURIAM: Herbert Chavis, a state prisoner, seeks to appeal the district court's orders construing his action filed under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (2000) as a 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (2000) petition and denying the petition and Chavis' motion for reconsideration. not appealable unless a circuit justice or The orders are judge issues a A
certificate of appealability.
28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1) (2000).
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). We have
independently reviewed the record and conclude that Chavis has not made the requisite showing. Accordingly, we deny a certificate of We dispense with oral
appealability and dismiss the appeal.
argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. DISMISSED
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