Upton v. Estes et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION Signed by Judge William M Acker, Jr on 3/24/15. (SAC )
2015 Mar-24 PM 03:46
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
WARDEN DEWAYNE ESTES and THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE
STATE OF ALABAMA,
Case Number: 4:14-cvB02231-WMA-JHE
On February 27, 2015, the magistrate judge entered a Report and Recommendation, (doc. 7),
recommending that this petition for writ of habeas corpus be dismissed for failure to state a claim
for habeas relief. No objections have been filed. The court has considered the entire file in this
action, together with the report and recommendation, and has reached an independent conclusion that
the report and recommendation is due to be adopted and approved.
Accordingly, the court hereby adopts and approves the findings and recommendation of the
magistrate judge as the findings and conclusions of this court. The petition for writ of habeas corpus
is due to be DISMISSED. A separate Order will be entered.
This Court may issue a certificate of appealability “only if the applicant has a made a
substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right.” 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2). To make such
a showing, a “petitioner must demonstrate that reasonable jurists would find the district court’s
assessment of the constitutional claims debatable or wrong,” Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484
(2000), or that “the issues presented were adequate to deserve encouragement to proceed further,”
Miller-El v. Cockrell, 537 U.S. 322, 336 (2003) (internal quotations omitted). This Court finds
Petitioner’s claims do not satisfy either standard.
DONE this 24th day of March, 2015.
WILLIAM M. ACKER, JR.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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