US v. Gregory Grantham
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed denying certificate of appealability. Originating case number: 1:12-cr-00103-JFM-3, 1:15-cv-03229-JFM Copies to all parties and the district court. . Mailed to: Gregory Grantham. [16-7143]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
GREGORY E. GRANTHAM,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of
Maryland, at Baltimore.
J. Frederick Motz, Senior District
Judge. (1:12-cr-00103-JFM-3; 1:15-cv-03229-JFM)
March 14, 2017
Before FLOYD and
March 16, 2017
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Gregory E. Grantham, Appellant Pro Se.
Rod J. Rosenstein,
United States Attorney, Kathleen O’Connell Gavin, Jefferson
McClure Gray, Assistant United States Attorneys, Baltimore,
Maryland, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Gregory E. Grantham seeks to appeal the district court’s
order denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (2012) motion.
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
claim of the denial of a constitutional right.
Slack, 529 U.S.
We have independently reviewed the record and conclude that
Grantham 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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