Pride v. Bass et al

Filing 17

ORDER adopting 15 Recommended Disposition as its own; and denying a certificate of appealability. Petitioner John E. Pride's 2 petition for writ of habeas corpus is denied and dismissed, without prejudice. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 9/18/2015. (ljb)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION JOHN E. PRIDE VS. PETITIONER CASE NO.: 5:15CV00210 BRW/BD WENDY KELLEY, Director, Arkansas Department of Correction RESPONDENT ORDER The Court has reviewed the Recommended Disposition (“Recommendation”) filed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere. The parties have not filed any objections to the Recommendation. After careful consideration, this Court adopts the Recommendation as its own. Petitioner John E. Pride’s petition for writ of habeas corpus (docket entry #2) is denied and dismissed, without 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 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). 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 18th day of September, 2015. /s/ Billy Roy Wilson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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