Whitfield v. Department of Community Correction
ORDER adopting 14 Recommended Disposition; denying and dismissing with prejudice 2 4 5 petitions for writ of habeas corpus. A certificate of appealability is denied. Signed by Judge J. Leon Holmes on 4/17/2015. (ks)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
JOHN FELTS, Director,
Department of Community Correction
The Court has reviewed the Recommended Disposition (“Recommendation”) filed
in this case by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere. The parties have not filed any objections to
After careful consideration, this Court adopts the Recommendation as its own.
Frederick Whitfield’s petition for writ of habeas corpus (docket entry #2) and amended
petitions for habeas corpus (#4, #5) are denied and dismissed, with prejudice.
When entering a final order adverse to a habeas corpus petitioner, the Court must
issue or deny a certificate of appealability. Rule 11 of the Rules Governing Section 2254
Cases. A certificate of appealability can be issued only if a petitioner has made a
substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)-(2). In
this case, there is no basis for this court to issue a certificate of appealability.
Accordingly, a certificate of appealability is denied.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 17th day of April, 2015.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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