UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Before HENRY, BRISCOE, and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.
This case is before the court on Russell Trail's request for a certificate of appealability ("COA"). Trail seeks a COA so that he can appeal the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion. See 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)(B) (providing that no appeal may be taken from a "final order in a proceeding under section 2255" unless the movant first obtains a COA). This court denies Trail's request for a COA and dismisses the appeal.
In his § 2255 motion, Trail raised the following three claims: (1) the government breached the plea agreement at sentencing; (2) his sentence violates United States Sentencing Guidelines §§ 1B1.8 and 2D1.1; and (3) his counsel was ineffective. The district court concluded that Trail's motion should be denied because it was filed outside of the limitations period set out in 28 U.S.C. § 2244(d) and because Trail had not demonstrated adequate grounds for equitably tolling the limitations period.
To be entitled to a COA, Trail must make "a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(3). To make the requisite showing, Trail must demonstrate both that jurists of reason would find it debatable whether the district court was correct in its procedural ruling and debatable whether the § 2255 motion states a valid constitutional claim. See Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 474, 484-85 (2000). This court has reviewed Trail's request for a COA and appellate brief, the district court's order, and the entire record on appeal. Our review demonstrates the district court's determination that Trail's § 2255 motion is time-barred is not reasonably debatable. We have nothing to add to the thorough analysis set out in the district court's order. Accordingly, this court DENIES Trail's request for a COA and DISMISSES this appeal for substantially those reasons set out in the district court's order dated May 17, 2001.
ENTERED FOR THE COURT
Michael R. Murphy
*. This order and judgment is not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata and collateral estoppel.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.