Chestnut v. Fox
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION for 11 Report and Recommendation, 10 Motion for Order to Show Cause filed by Raymond Chestnut. This matter is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Signed by Honorable David L. Russell on 3/22/17. (jw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
RAYMOND EDWARD CHESTNUT, )
JOHN FOX, FTC-OKC WARDEN, )
Case No. CIV-16-1368-R
Before the Court is the Supplemental Report and Recommendation of United States
Magistrate Judge Bernard M. Jones entered February 27, 2017.
Doc. No. 11.
objection to the Report and Recommendation has been filed nor has an extension of time
in which to object been sought or granted. Therefore, the Report and Recommendation of
the Magistrate Judge is ADOPTED in its entirety and this matter is DISMISSED
Further, pursuant to Rule 11(a) of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the
United States District Courts, the undersigned denies Petitioner a Certificate of
Appealability. Where a habeas petition is denied on procedural grounds, Petitioner is
entitled to a COA only if he/she demonstrates that “jurists of reason would find it debatable
whether the petition states a valid claim of the denial of a constitutional right and that jurists
of reason would find it debatable whether the district court was correct in its procedural
ruling.” Stack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484, 120 S.Ct. 1595, 146 L.Ed.2d 542 (2000).
When a habeas petition is denied on the merits, Petitioner is entitled to a COA only if
he/she demonstrates “that jurists of reason could disagree with the district court’s
resolution of his/her constitutional claims or that jurists could conclude the issues presented
are adequate to deserve encouragement to proceed further.” Miller-El v. Cockrell, 537
U.S. 322, 327, 123 S.Ct. 1029, 154 L.Ed.2d 931, 944 (2003) (citing Slack v. McDaniel,
supra). Petitioner has not made either showing and is therefore not entitled to a COA.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 22nd day of March, 2017.
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