Jones v. Winn
ORDER denying 15 Motion for Reconsideration, denying 16 Motion for Certificate of Appealability, and denying 17 Application to Proceed on Appeal in forma pauperis. Signed by District Judge Terrence G. Berg. (AChu)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
CHRISTOPHER M. JONES
Civil No. 4:15-cv-12239
Hon. Terrence G. Berg
ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION [dkt. # 15],
DENYING MOTION FOR CERTIFICATE OF APPEALABILITY, [dkt. # 16]
AND DENYING APPLICATION TO PROCEED ON APPEAL IN FORMA
PAUPERIS [dkt. # 17]
This is a habeas case under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner filed a pro se
petition for writ of habeas corpus. On October 31, 2016, the Court issued an Opinion
and Order denying the petition. The Opinion also specifically denied Petitioner a
certificate of appealability and permission to appeal in forma pauperis. Before the
Court are Petitioner’s application to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis and his
application for a certificate of appealability.
Local Rule 7.1(h) allows a party to file a motion for reconsideration.
However, a motion for reconsideration which presents the same issues already
ruled upon by the court, either expressly or by reasonable implication, will not be
granted. Ford Motor Co. v. Greatdomains.com, Inc., 177 F. Supp. 2d 628, 632 (E.D.
Mich. 2001). The movant must not only demonstrate a palpable defect by which the
court and the parties have been misled but also show that a different disposition of
the case must result from a correction thereof. A palpable defect is a defect that is
obvious, clear, unmistakable, manifest, or plain. Witzke v. Hiller, 972 F. Supp. 426,
427 (E.D. Mich. 1997).
There is no palpable defect in the Court’s prior order. As the Court already
explained, to warrant a grant of a certificate of appealability, “[t]he petitioner must
demonstrate that reasonable jurists would find the district court’s assessment of the
constitutional claims debatable or wrong.” Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473 (2000).
Petitioner’s habeas claims do not meet this standard for the reasons explained in
the prior opinion. Furthermore, as previously explained, any appeal could not be
taken in good faith, so leave to appeal in forma pauperis is again denied. 28 U.S.C.
§ 1915(a)(3); Fed. R. App. P. 24(a).
Petitioner’s pending motions are therefore DENIED.
s/Terrence G. Berg
TERRENCE G. BERG
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: January 4, 2017
Certificate of Service
I hereby certify that this Order was electronically submitted on January 4,
2017, using the CM/ECF system, which will send notification to each party.
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