Lacy Williams, Jr. v. State of North Carolina
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 5:15-hc-02069-BO Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Lacy Lee Williams Jr. MAURY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION P. O. Box 506 Maury, NC 28554-0000. [16-6847]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
LACY LEE WILLIAMS, JR.,
Petitioner - Appellant,
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
Respondent - Appellee.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of North Carolina, at Raleigh.
Terrence W. Boyle,
District Judge. (5:15-hc-02069-BO)
October 18, 2016
October 21, 2016
Before WILKINSON, KING, and FLOYD, Circuit Judges.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Lacy Lee Williams, Jr., Appellant Pro Se.
DelForge, III, NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Raleigh,
North Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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court’s orders denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (2012)
justice or judge issues a certificate of appealability.
U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)(A) (2012).
A certificate of appealability
will not issue absent “a substantial showing of the denial of a
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 petition 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
Williams has not made the requisite showing.
deny a certificate of appealability and dismiss the appeal.
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this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
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