US v. Terrence Newkirk

Filing 920081223

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 08-7243 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. TERRENCE EUGENE NEWKIRK, Defendant - Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Norfolk. Jerome B. Friedman, District Judge. (2:03-cr-00027-JBF-TEM-1; 2:07-cv-00277-JBF) Submitted: December 16, 2008 Decided: December 23, 2008 Before WILKINSON, MICHAEL, and KING, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Terrence Eugene Newkirk, Appellant Tayman, Assistant United States Virginia, for Appellee. Pro Se. Laura Pellatiro Attorney, Newport News, Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Terrence Eugene Newkirk seeks to appeal the district court's orders denying relief on his motions filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2255 (2000), and Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e). The orders are not appealable unless a circuit justice or judge issues a certificate of appealability. certificate of 28 U.S.C. 2253(c)(1) (2000). will not issue absent A "a appealability substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." 28 U.S.C. by 2253(c)(2) demonstrating (2000). that A prisoner satisfies would this find standard reasonable jurists that 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). that We have independently has a not made reviewed the of the record and conclude Newkirk we requisite showing. and Accordingly, deny certificate appealability dismiss the appeal. facts and legal before We dispense with oral argument because the are and adequately argument presented not in aid the the contentions the court materials would decisional process. DISMISSED 2

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