|UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appellant Jeffrey Williams seeks to appeal from the district court's denial of his motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255. To proceed on appeal before this court, appellant must obtain a certificate of appealability (COA), see id. § 2253(c)(1)(B). Appellant sought a COA from the district court, which request was denied. Appellant reurges that motion here. A COA will not issue unless appellant makes "a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." Id. § 2253(c)(2). He can make this showing by demonstrating that the issues he seeks to raise are debatable among jurists of reason or deserving of further proceedings. See Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000).
Appellant seeks to raise six issues on appeal, all based on claims of ineffective assistance of both retained and appointed counsel in representing him on federal drug-related charges. Construing appellant's pro se pleadings liberally, see Cummings v. Evans, 161 F.3d 610, 613 (10th Cir. 1998), and after careful consideration of the proposed issues in light of applicable law, we conclude appellant has not met the standards for issuance of a COA.
Appellant's motion for a COA is DENIED and this appeal is DISMISSED.
Entered for the Court
Senior Circuit Judge
*. This order and judgment is not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, and collateral estoppel. The court generally disfavors the citation of orders and judgments; nevertheless, an order and judgment may be cited under the terms and conditions of 10th Cir. R. 36.3.