Wanda Scott v. State of South Carolina
UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
WANDA SCOTT, a/k/a Wanda Renae Scott Thomas, Petitioner - Appellant, v. STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Respondent - Appellee.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Greenville. G. Ross Anderson, Jr., Senior District Judge. (6:08-cv-01684-GRA)
August 20, 2009
August 26, 2009
Before WILKINSON and Senior Circuit Judge.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Wanda Scott, Appellant Pro Se. James Anthony Mabry, Assistant Attorney General, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
PER CURIAM: Wanda Scott seeks to appeal the district court's order accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge and denying relief on her 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (2006) petition. not appealable unless a circuit justice or The order is issues a A "a
certificate of appealability. certificate of appealability
28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1) (2006). will not issue absent
substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." 28 U.S.C. by § 2253(c)(2) (2006). that A prisoner satisfies would this find
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 record (4th and Cir. 2001). that We have independently not made reviewed the the
Accordingly, we deny a certificate of appealability We deny Scott's motions to appoint We dispense with oral argument
and dismiss the appeal. counsel and to
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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