Walton v. Hobbs
ORDER ADOPTING 16 the recommended disposition; dismissing 2 Walter Lee Walton's Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, with prejudice; and denying a certificate of appealability. Signed by Chief Judge Brian S. Miller on 1/13/2015. (kdr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
WALTER LEE WALTON,
CASE NO. 5:14CV00205 BSM
RAY HOBBS, Director,
Arkansas Department of Correction
The recommended disposition filed by United States Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe
has been reviewed. No objections have been filed. After careful consideration, the
recommended disposition should be, and hereby is, approved and adopted in its entirety in
all respects. Accordingly, Walter Lee Walton’s petition for writ of habeas corpus [Doc. No.
2] is denied and dismissed with prejudice.
When entering a final order adverse to a habeas corpus petitioner, a certificate of
appealability must be issued or denied. See Rule 11 of the Rules Governing Section 2554
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. § 2253(c)(1)–(2). As no such
showing has been made, a certificate of appealability is denied.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 13th day of January 2015.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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