US v. Shaniesta Banks
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 2:13-cr-00157-RGD-TEM-1,2:16-cv-00285-RGD Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: S Banks. [16-7002]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
SHANIESTA KENAY BANKS, a/k/a Shaniesta Keene,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Virginia, at Norfolk.
Robert G. Doumar, Senior
District Judge. (2:13-cr-00157-RGD-TEM-1; 2:16-cv-00285-RGD)
December 14, 2016
December 27, 2016
Before WYNN and DIAZ, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Shaniesta Kenay Banks, Appellant Pro Se. Elizabeth Marie Yusi,
OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Norfolk, Virginia, for
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Shaniesta Kenay Banks seeks to appeal the district court’s
order dismissing as untimely her 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (2012) motion.
The order is not appealable unless a circuit justice or judge
§ 2253(c)(1)(B) (2012).
A certificate of appealability will not
28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2) (2012).
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
Banks 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
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argument would not aid the decisional process.
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