United States District Court, E.D. Arkansas, Pine Bluff Division
August 14, 2014
JAMES STEWART ADC #103242, Petitioner,
RAY HOBBS, Director, Arkansas Department of Correction, Respondent.
JAMES M. MOODY, Jr., District Judge.
The Court has reviewed the Recommended Disposition ("Recommendation") filed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere. In addition, the Court has considered Mr. Stewart's objections to the Recommendation and has reviewed de novo those portions of the Recommendation related to Mr. Stewart's objections. After careful consideration, this Court adopts the Recommendation as its own. James Stewart's petition for writ of habeas corpus (docket entry #2) is denied and dismissed, with prejudice.
When entering a final order adverse to a habeas corpus petitioner, the Court must issue or deny a certificate of appealability. Rule 11 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases. A certificate of appealability may issue only if a petitioner has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right. 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)-(2). In this case, there is no basis for this court to issue a certificate of appealability. Accordingly, a certificate of appealability is denied.
IT IS SO ORDERED.