Davis v. Hobbs
ORDER denying Motion for Certificate of Appealability as to Kelvin Lynn Davis, Jr. Signed by Judge Susan Webber Wright on 8/14/2013. (fcd)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
KELVIN LYNN DAVIS, JR.,
ADC # 601731
RAY HOBBS, Director,
Arkansas Department of Correction,
No. 5:11CV00074 - SWW
Petitioner filed a Notice of Appeal and a request for a certificate of appealability.
Pursuant to Fed.R.App.P. 22(b)(1), the Court declines to issue a certificate of appealability.1
A petitioner has no automatic right to appeal a district court's denial or dismissal of his
petition pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. See 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)(A). “If an applicant files a
notice of appeal, the district judge who rendered the judgment must either issue a certificate of
appealability or state why a certificate should not issue.” Fed.R.App.P. 22(b)(1). A certificate of
appealability may issue only if the applicant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a
constitutional right. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2). “A petitioner satisfies this standard by
demonstrating that jurists of reason could disagree with the district court's resolution of his
The Eighth Circuit denied petitioner’s application for a certificate of appealability as to the Notice
of Appeal of the dismissal of his habeas petition. Now petitioner seeks a certificate of appealabilty of the
Court’s denial of his motion for relief from judgment.
constitutional claims or that jurists could conclude the issues presented are adequate to deserve
encouragement to proceed further.” Miller-El v. Cockrell, 537 U.S. 322, 327 (2003).
The Court finds petitioner has failed to make such a showing. Accordingly, the Court
declines to issue a certificate of appealability.
DATED this 14th day of August, 2013.
/s/Susan Webber Wright
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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