JOHN PATRICK FLETCHER v. JASON LENGERICH BVCF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

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United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

JOHN PATRICK FLETCHER, Petitioner - Appellant, v. JASON LENGERICH, BVCF Warden; THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, Respondents - Appellees.

No. 17-1288

    Decided: November 13, 2017

Before LUCERO, BALDOCK, and MORITZ, Circuit Judges.

ORDER DENYING CERTIFICATE OF APPEALABILITY*

Petitioner John Patrick Fletcher, a Colorado state prisoner appearing pro se, seeks a certificate of appealability (COA) to appeal the district court's denial of his petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. See 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)(A). In a written order, the district court denied the motion as time-barred under § 2244(d)(1). Because Petitioner has not shown “that jurists of reason would find it debatable whether the petition states a valid claim of the denial of a constitutional right and that jurists of reason would find it debatable whether the district court was correct in its procedural ruling,” we summarily deny Petitioner a COA and dismiss his appeal. Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000).

We need not detail Petitioner's arguments challenging application of § 2244(d)(1)'s one-year limitation period to his petition. Suffice to say we have carefully reviewed his “Combined Opening Brief and Application for a Certificate of Appealability,” the record on appeal, and the district court's written order denying his petition as time-barred. Based on our review, we conclude the district court accurately analyzed the statute of limitations issue and properly dismissed the petition. Where the district court accurately analyzes an issue and articulates a cogent rationale, we see no useful purpose in writing at length. Thus, we reject Petitioner's argument that his petition for a writ of habeas corpus is timely substantially for the reasons set forth in the district court's written order which ably explains why Petitioner is not entitled to a COA.

COA DENIED; APPEAL DISMISSED. Motion for IFP DENIED as moot

Entered for the Court,

Bobby R. Baldock United States Circuit Judge

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