Burns v. Denney et al

Filing 37

ORDER denying 35 motion for certificate of appealability. Signed on 10/28/10 by District Judge Greg Kays. (Francis, Alexandra)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI WESTERN DIVISION ROBERT BURNS, Petitioner, v. LARRY DENNEY, et. al., Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ORDER On April 29, 2010 the Court denied Petitioner's application for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2254. Now pending before the Court is Petitioner's Motion for No. 5:08-CV-06034-DGK Certificate of Appealability (doc. 35). To issue a certificate of appealability a district court must find that the petitioner has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right. 28 U.S.C. 2253(c)(2); Tiedman v. Benson, 122 F.3d 518, 521 (8th Cir. 1997). This requires the petitioner to "show that reasonable jurists could debate whether . . . the petitioner should have been resolved in a different manner or that the issues presented were adequate to deserve encouragement to proceed further." Miller-El v. Cockrell, 537 U.S. 322, 336 (2003) (quotation omitted). After considering the seven claimed grounds for relief raised in Petitioner's motion and reviewing the Court's April 29, 2010 order denying the application, the Court holds Petitioner has failed to make a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right. The request for a certificate of appealability is DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: October 28, 2010 /s/ Greg Kays GREG KAYS, JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

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