US v. Joan Marsh
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 3:11-cr-00128-HEH-RCY-2,3:13-cv-00277-HEH-RCY Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Joan Marsh. [15-7812]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
JOAN MARSH, a/k/a Joan Henry,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Virginia, at Richmond.
Henry E. Hudson, District
Judge. (3:11-cr-00128-HEH-RCY-2; 3:13-cv-00277-HEH-RCY)
April 21, 2016
April 25, 2016
Before WILKINSON, KING, and KEENAN, Circuit Judges.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Joan Marsh, Appellant Pro Se. Jamie L. Mickelson, Assistant United
States Attorney, Atlanta, Georgia; Michael Calvin Moore, Assistant
United States Attorney, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Joan Marsh seeks to appeal the district court’s orders denying
relief on her 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (2012) motion.
The orders are not
appealable unless a circuit justice or judge issues a certificate
of appealability. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)(B) (2012). A certificate
of appealability will not issue absent “a substantial showing of
the denial of a constitutional right.”
28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2)
When the district court denies relief on the merits, a
prisoner satisfies this standard by demonstrating that reasonable
jurists would find that the district court’s assessment of the
constitutional claims is debatable or wrong.
Slack v. McDaniel,
529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000); see Miller-El v. Cockrell, 537 U.S. 322,
336-38 (2003). When the district court denies relief on procedural
grounds, the prisoner must demonstrate both that the dispositive
procedural ruling is debatable, and that the motion states a
debatable claim of the denial of a constitutional right.
529 U.S. at 484-85.
We have independently reviewed the record and conclude that
Marsh has not made the requisite showing.
Accordingly, we deny a
certificate of appealability and dismiss the appeal.
with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are
argument would not aid the decisional process.
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