US v. Christopher Mill
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 7:12-cr-00013-GEC-RSB-1,7:15-cv-80834-GEC-RSB. Copies to all parties and the district court. .. [16-7053]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
CHRISTOPHER JAMES MILLS, a/k/a Christopher James Nichols,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western
District of Virginia, at Roanoke.
Glen E. Conrad, Chief
December 15, 2016
December 20, 2016
Before SHEDD, DUNCAN, and AGEE, Circuit Judges.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Melvin LeRoye Hill, Roanoke, Virginia, for Appellant.
Andrew Bassford, Assistant United States Attorney, Roanoke,
Virginia, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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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
Mills has not made the requisite showing.
Accordingly, we deny
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this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
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