Jones v. Hobbs

Filing 19

ORDER ADOPTING 17 Report and Recommendations in their entirety; therefore, the petition for writ of habeas corpus is dismissed with prejudice; a certificate of appealability is denied. Signed by Chief Judge J. Leon Holmes on 4/20/12. (vjt)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION CHARLES EDWARD JONES, SR., ADC #144544 v. PETITIONER NO. 5:12CV00019 JLH-BD RAY HOBBS, Director, Arkansas Department of Correction RESPONDENT ORDER The Court has reviewed the Recommended Disposition filed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere. The parties have not filed any objections to the recommendation. This Court adopts the recommendation as its own. The Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is dismissed, with prejudice. Document #2. When entering a final order adverse to a habeas corpus petitioner, the Court must issue or deny a certificate of appealability. Rule 11, Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases. A certificate of appealability may issue only if a petitioner has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right. 28 U.S.C. ยง 2253(c)(1)-(2). In this case, Mr. Jones has not provided a basis for this Court to issue a certificate of appealability. Accordingly, a certificate of appealability is denied. IT IS SO ORDERED this 20th day of April, 2012. ___________________________________ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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