Worthy v. Hurley
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER re: 7 MOTION for Certificate of Appealability filed by Petitioner Julius Worthy; motion is DENIED. Signed by District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr on 12/17/15. (CSG)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
No. 4:15CV1503 SNLJ
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Before the Court is petitioner’s post-dismissal request for a certificate of appealability.
The Court dismissed petitioner’s habeas petition on October 26, 2015, as time-barred and denied
him a certificate of appealability on that date.
If a federal court denies a habeas application on procedural grounds without reaching the
underlying constitutional claims, the court is not required to issue a certificate of appealability
unless the petitioner demonstrates that jurists of reason would find it debatable: (1) whether the
application states a valid claim of the denial of a constitutional right; and (2) whether the court
was correct in its procedural ruling. Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000).
The Court finds that petitioner has not shown that jurists of reason would find it
debatable that his application states a valid claim of the denial of a constitutional right. As such,
the Court will deny his application for certificate of appealability.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner’s request for certificate of appealability
[Doc. #7] is DENIED.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2015.
STEPHEN N. LIMBAUGH, JR.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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