Lewis v. USA
Order Accepting 14 Findings and Recommendations and Denying Certificate of Appealability re: 2 Motion to Vacate under 28 U.S.C. 2255, filed by Darren Lewis. In the event Movant will file a notice of appeal, the court notes that the movant will proceed in forma pauperis on appeal. (Ordered by Judge Jane J. Boyle on 9/5/2017) (epm)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
DARREN G. LEWIS,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ORDER ACCEPTING AMENDED FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND
RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE,
AND DENYING A CERTIFICATE OF APPEALABILITY
The United States Magistrate Judge made amended findings, conclusions and a
recommendation in this case. No objections were filed. The District Court reviewed the proposed
findings, conclusions and recommendation for plain error. Finding none, the Court ACCEPTS the
Amended Findings, Conclusions and Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge.
Considering the record in this case and pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure
22(b), Rule 11(a) of the Rules Governing §§ 2254 and 2255 proceedings, and 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c),
the Court DENIES a certificate of appealability. The Court adopts and incorporates by reference the
Magistrate Judge’s Amended Findings, Conclusions and Recommendation filed in this case in support
of its finding that the movant has failed to show (1) that reasonable jurists would find this Court’s
“assessment of the constitutional claims debatable or wrong,” or (2) that reasonable jurists would find
“it debatable whether the petition states a valid claim of the denial of a constitutional right” and
“debatable whether [this Court] was correct in its procedural ruling.” Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S.
473, 484 (2000).1
In the event Movant will file a notice of appeal, the court notes that
( X ) the movant will proceed in forma pauperis on appeal.
the movant will need to pay the $505.00 appellate filing fee or submit a motion to proceed in
SO ORDERED this 5th day of September, 2017.
JANE J. BOYLE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Rule 11 of the Rules Governing §§ 2254 and 2255 Cases, as amended effective on December 1,
2009, reads as follows:
(a) Certificate of Appealability. The district court must issue or deny a certificate of appealability
when it enters a final order adverse to the applicant. Before entering the final order, the court may
direct the parties to submit arguments on whether a certificate should issue. If the court issues a
certificate, the court must state the specific issue or issues that satisfy the showing required by 28
U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2). If the court denies a certificate, the parties may not appeal the denial but may
seek a certificate from the court of appeals under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 22. A
motion to reconsider a denial does not extend the time to appeal.
(b) Time to Appeal. Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a) governs the time to appeal an order
entered under these rules. A timely notice of appeal must be filed even if the district court issues a
certificate of appealability.
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