IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
January 31, 2006
KENDEL MAYS, PETITIONER/DEFENDANT,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RESPONDENT/PLAINTIFF.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Murphy, Chief District Judge
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Before the Court is Petitioner's notice of appeal (Doc. 10). Implicit in that document is a request for issuance of a certificate of appealability. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2253, a certificate of appealability may issue "only if the applicant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right."
The notice of appeal does not identify any grounds for this Court to issue a certificate of appealability. In fact, the notice of appeal does not even mention a certificate of appealability. In reviewing the record of this case, the Court finds that Petitioner has not made "a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." Accordingly, the Court DECLINES to issue a certificate of appealability.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
G. PATRICK MURPHY Chief United States District Judge
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