|UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,|
|DENNIS RAY JONES,|
The district court disagreed with Appellant's responsethat we had authorized Appellant's § 2255 motion or, alternatively, that the recent Supreme Court decisions of Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004), and Blakely v. Washington, 542 U.S. 296 (2004), made his motion timely. Memorandum Opinion and Order, 1-2 (D.N.M. Oct. 19, 2005). The district court explained that "[e]ven assuming for purposes of this order that Crawford and Booker recognize new rights, these decision[s] have not been made retroactive on collateral review of a criminal sentence." Id. at 2 (citing Brown v. Uphoff, 381 F.3d 1219, 1227 (10th Cir. 2004)).
The issues Appellant raises on appeal are identical to those brought before the district court. To grant a certificate of appealability, Appellant must make a "substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2) (1994). In order to meet this burden, Appellant must demonstrate "that reasonable jurists could debate whether (or, for that matter, agree that) the petition should have been resolved in a different manner or that the issues presented were adequate to deserve encouragement to proceed further." Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000) (quotation omitted).
We have carefully reviewed Appellant's brief, the district court's disposition, and the record on appeal. Nothing in the facts, the record on appeal, or Appellant's filing raises an issue which meets our standard for the grant of a certificate of appealability. For substantially the same reasons set forth by the district court in its order of October 19, 2005, we cannot say "that reasonable jurists could debate whether (or, for that matter, agree that) the petition should have been resolved in a different manner." Id.
We DENY Appellant's request for a certificate of appealability and DISMISS the appeal.
Entered for the Court
Monroe G. McKay