IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 15, 2010
ANTHONY R. TURNER, PETITIONER,
ED PRIETO, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed a notice of appeal of this court's June 18, 2010, dismissal of his application for a writ of habeas corpus. Before petitioner can appeal this decision, a certificate of appealability must issue. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c); Fed. R. App. P. 22(b). This action is before the undersigned pursuant to petitioner's consent. Doc. 3.
The court dismissed petitioner's action without prejudice as it was duplicative of another pending action and challenged both his underlying conviction and the conditions of confinement.
A certificate of appealability may issue under 28 U.S.C. § 2253 "only if the applicant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2). The certificate of appealability must "indicate which specific issue or issues satisfy" the requirement. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(3).
A certificate of appealability should be granted for any issue that petitioner can demonstrate is "'debatable among jurists of reason,'" could be resolved differently by a different court, or is "'adequate to deserve encouragement to proceed further.'" Jennings v. Woodford, 290 F.3d 1006, 1010 (9th Cir. 2002) (quoting Barefoot v. Estelle, 463 U.S. 880, 893 (1983)).*fn1
Petitioner has not made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right and this action was only dismissed without prejudice. For all these reasons petitioner's motions are denied.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner's motions for a certificate of appealability (Docs. 15, 17) are denied.