United States District Court, W.D. Arkansas, Fort Smith Division
June 25, 2015
QUINCY J. PLESSY, Petitioner,
RAY HOBBS, Director, Arkansas Department of Corrections, Respondent.
P.K. HOLMES, III, Chief District Judge.
The Court has received proposed findings and recommendations (Doc. 31) from United States Magistrate Judge Mark E. Ford. The Court has also received Petitioner Quincy J. Plessy's objections (Doc. 33). The Magistrate recommends denying Mr. Plessy a certificate of appealability and denying leave to appeal in forma pauperis, as the Magistrate found no substantive issues that were debatable among reasonable jurists. Plessy objects that reasonable jurists could debate whether he received ineffective assistance of counsel and whether an evidentiary hearing is warranted. The Court finds that Plessy's objections contain no law or fact that would persuade the Court to depart from the reasoning of the Magistrate.
The Court has reviewed this case and finds that the report and recommendation is proper, and should be and hereby is ADOPTED IN ITS ENTIRETY. Accordingly, for the reasons stated in the Magistrate's report and recommendations, IT IS ORDERED that the motions for certificate of appealability and for leave to appeal in forma pauperis (Docs. 27 and 29) are DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.