Faren Gibbs v. Colie Rushton

Filing 920081121

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 08-7639 FAREN GIBBS, Petitioner - Appellant, v. COLIE RUSHTON, Warden, McCormick Correctional Institution, Respondent Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Anderson. Cameron McGowan Currie, District Judge. (8:07-cv-03493-CMC) Submitted: November 13, 2008 Decided: November 21, 2008 Before WILKINSON, NIEMEYER, and SHEDD, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Faren Gibbs, Appellant Pro Se. South Carolina, for Appellee. James Anthony Mabry, Columbia, Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Faren Gibbs seeks to appeal the district court's order accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge and denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. 2254 (2000) petition. not appealable unless a circuit justice or The order is issues a A "a judge certificate of appealability. certificate of appealability 28 U.S.C. 2253(c)(1) (2000). will not issue absent substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." 28 U.S.C. by 2253(c)(2) (2000). that A prisoner satisfies would this find standard demonstrating 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 not made reviewed the the record and conclude Gibbs requisite showing. Accordingly, we deny a certificate of appealability and dismiss the appeal. We dispense with oral 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 2

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