UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD DIVISION
June 13, 2007
PAULA B. MITCHELL, PETITIONER,
STATE OF ILLINOIS AND SANGAMON COUNTY ADULT PROBATION DEPT., RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Richard Mills, U.S. District Judge
In an Opinion and Order entered on May 22, 2007, the Court denied Paula B. Mitchell's petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 for a writ of habeas corpus. Pending is the Petitioner's motion for a certificate of appealability.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)(A) and Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 22(b)(1), the district court must issue a certificate of appealability authorizing the appeal of the denial of a post-conviction petition for a writ of habeas corpus. "A certificate of appealability may issue under paragraph (1) only if the applicant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2). The Court concludes that the Petitioner has made no such showing.
Ergo, the Petitioner's motion for the issuance of a certificate of appealability [d/e 5] is DENIED.
Richard Mills United States District Judge
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