Howard White v. Eddie Pearson
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--denying Motion to proceed in forma pauperis (FRAP 24) [999928536-2] Originating case number: 1:16-cv-00900-AJT-JFA Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Howard White GREENSVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER 901 Corrections Way Route 1, Box 205 Jarratt, VA 23870-9614. [16-7091]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
Petitioner – Appellant,
Respondent - Appellee.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Virginia, at Alexandria.
Anthony J. Trenga,
District Judge. (1:16-cv-00900-AJT-JFA)
December 30, 2016
Before NIEMEYER and
Senior Circuit Judge.
January 13, 2017
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Howard White, Appellant Pro Se.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Howard White seeks to appeal the district court’s order
denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (2012) petition.
order is not appealable unless a circuit justice or judge issues
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) (2012).
When the district court denies
(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 petition states a debatable
claim of the denial of a constitutional right.
Slack, 529 U.S.
We have independently reviewed the record and conclude that
White has not made the requisite showing.
Accordingly, we deny
a certificate of appealability, deny leave to proceed in forma
argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately
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presented in the materials before this court and argument would
not aid the decisional process.
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