|NELSON R. LYNCH,||
Mr. Lynch then filed a notice of appeal. The district court issued no ruling regarding whether Mr. Lynch is entitled to a certificate of appealability (COA) to pursue his appeal. See 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c) (requiring COA). We therefore deem that it denied a COA. United States v. Kennedy, 225 F.3d 1187, 1193 n.3 (10th Cir. 2000). Mr. Lynch now seeks a COA from this court. To be entitled to a COA he must "ma[k]e a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." § 2253(c)(2). We will grant a COA only if reasonable jurists could debate the district court's ruling. See Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000).
The Report and Recommendation thoroughly explored Mr. Lynch's claims. In particular, it explained that the vehicle search was clearly lawful, thereby undermining all of Mr. Lynch's claims other than the challenge to his sentence. No reasonable jurist could debate the correctness of the analysis in the Report and Recommendation.
We therefore DENY a COA and DISMISS this appeal. We also DENY
Mr. Lynch's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis.
ENTERED FOR THE COURT
Harris L Hartz
*.After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined unanimously that oral argument would not materially assist the determination of this appeal. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2); 10th Cir. R. 34.1(G). The case is therefore ordered submitted without oral argument. This order and judgment is not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, and collateral estoppel.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.