United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, Shreveport Division
March 23, 2015
LEON WILLIAMS, JR. LA. DOC #281941
WARDEN TIMOTHY KEITH
DONALD E. WALTER, District Judge.
For the reasons stated in the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge previously filed herein [Doc. #33], and after an independent review of the record, determining that the findings are correct under the applicable law, and considering the untimely objections to the Report and Recommendation in the record [Doc. #37];
IT IS ORDERED that the Petition for writ of habeas corpus filed by Petitioner Leon Williams, Jr., [Doc. # 1], is DENIED and DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
Rule 11 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Proceedings for the U.S. District Courts requires the district court to issue or deny a certificate of appealability when it enters a final order adverse to the applicant. The Court, after considering the record in this case, including Petitioner's Motion [Doc. #38], and the standard set forth in 28 U.S.C. Section 2253, DENIES a certificate of appealability because the applicant has not made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right.