Joseph Nobrega v. George Hinkle

Filing 920090806

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 09-6665 JOSEPH NOBREGA, Petitioner - Appellant, v. GEORGE M. HINKLE, Warden, Respondent Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria. Liam O'Grady, District Judge. (1:08-cv-00381-LO-JFA) Submitted: July 15, 2009 Decided: August 6, 2009 Before MICHAEL, MOTZ, and SHEDD, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Joseph Nobrega, Appellant Pro Se. Eugene Paul Murphy, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Joseph Nobrega seeks to appeal the district court's order denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. 2254 (2006) petition. The order is not appealable unless a circuit justice or judge issues a certificate of appealability. See 28 U.S.C. 2253(c)(1) (2006). issue absent "a A certificate of appealability will not showing of the denial of a substantial constitutional right." this standard by Id. 2253(c)(2). that A prisoner satisfies jurists would demonstrating reasonable 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. See 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 has not made reviewed the the conclude Nobrega requisite showing. Accordingly, we deny a certificate of appealability We dispense with oral argument because and dismiss the appeal. 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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