US v. William Brown
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. A certificate of appealability is denied. Originating case number: 3:12-cr-00239-GCM-DCK-18, 3:16-cv-00095-GCM. Copies to all parties and the district court/agency . Mailed to: William Brown. [16-7378]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western
District of North Carolina, at Charlotte. Graham C. Mullen, Senior
District Judge. (3:12-cr-00239-GCM-DCK-18; 3:16-cv-00095-GCM)
February 16, 2017
February 22, 2017
Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, DUNCAN, Circuit Judge, and HAMILTON,
Senior Circuit Judge.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
William Brown, Appellant Pro Se.
Benjamin Bain-Creed, Maria
Kathleen Vento, OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Charlotte,
North Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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William Brown seeks to appeal the district court’s orders
denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (2012) and Fed. R. Civ. P.
The orders are not appealable unless a circuit
justice or judge issues a certificate of appealability.
§ 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
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.
Slack, 529 U.S. at 484-
We have independently reviewed the record and conclude that
Brown 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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