US v. Robert Taylor
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion to consolidate case denied as moot. (Local Rule 12(b)) [999857981-2], Certificate of appealability denied. Originating case number: 5:07-cr-00324-D-1,5:15-cv-00397-D. Copies to all parties and the district court. . Mailed to: Robert Hampton Taylor. [16-6710]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
ROBERT HAMPTON TAYLOR,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of North Carolina, at Raleigh.
James C. Dever III,
Chief District Judge. (5:07-cr-00324-D-1; 5:15-cv-00397-D)
October 25, 2016
November 4, 2016
Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, and MOTZ and KING, Circuit Judges.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Robert Hampton Taylor, Appellant Pro Se.
Jane J. Jackson,
Assistant United States Attorney, Seth Morgan Wood, OFFICE OF
THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Raleigh, North Carolina, for
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Robert Hampton Taylor seeks to appeal the district court’s
The order is not appealable unless a circuit justice or
§ 2253(c)(1)(B) (2012).
A certificate of appealability will not
28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2) (2012).
district court denies relief on the merits, a prisoner satisfies
find that the district court’s assessment of the constitutional
claims is debatable or wrong.
Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473,
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
Taylor has not made the requisite showing.
Accordingly, we deny
a certificate of appealability and dismiss the appeal.
deny as moot Taylor’s motion to consolidate. We dispense with
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argument would not aid the decisional process.
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