Joseph Layton v. Frank Perry
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--denying Motion to proceed in forma pauperis (FRAP 24) [999948377-2] Originating case number: 1:16-cv-00530-CCE-JLW Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Joseph A. Layton COLUMBUS CORRECTIONAL CENTER P. O. Box 8 Brunswick, NC 28424-0000. [16-7239]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
JOSEPH A. LAYTON,
Petitioner - Appellant,
FRANK L. PERRY,
Respondents - Appellees.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle
District of North Carolina, at Greensboro. Catherine C. Eagles,
District Judge. (1:16-cv-00530-CCE-JLW)
December 15, 2016
December 20, 2016
Before SHEDD, DUNCAN, and AGEE, Circuit Judges.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Joseph A. Layton, Appellant Pro Se. Clarence Joe DelForge, III,
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Raleigh, North Carolina,
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Joseph A. Layton seeks to appeal the district court’s order
dismissing as untimely his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (2012) petition.
The order is not appealable unless a circuit justice or judge
§ 2253(c)(1)(A) (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 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
Layton 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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