156 F.3d 1244
Julius C. RIGGS, Petitioner-Appellant,
H.N. SCOTT, Respondent-Appellee.
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
Sept. 1, 1998.
NOTICE: Although citation of unpublished opinions remains unfavored, unpublished opinions may now be cited if the opinion has persuasive value on a material issue, and a copy is attached to the citing document or, if cited in oral argument, copies are furnished to the Court and all parties. See General Order of November 29, 1993, suspending 10th Cir. Rule 36.3 until December 31, 1995, or further order.
Before BRORBY, McKAY, and BRISCOE, Circuit Judges.
ORDER AND JUDGMENT*
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); 10th Cir.R. 34.1.9. The case is therefore ordered submitted without oral argument.
Petitioner seeks the issuance of a certificate of appealability, see 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c), that would enable him to appeal the district court's decision denying habeas relief, see id. § 2254, from his Oklahoma conviction for first degree manslaughter. Issuance of a certificate of appealability is appropriate only if petitioner makes a substantial showing of the deprivation of a constitutional right. See id. § 2253(c)(2).
As grounds for habeas relief, petitioner argues there was insufficient evidence to support his conviction, his sentence was excessive, defense counsel's ineffectiveness resulted in the loss of an opportunity to appeal the denial of reverse certification of petitioner as a child, the trial court failed to instruct the jury on second degree manslaughter and excusable homicide, abused its discretion in denying petitioner a continuance, erred in denying reverse certification of petitioner as a child, failed to advise petitioner of his right to appeal the denial of reverse certification, and failed to sequester the jury. We DENY the certificate of appealability for substantially the reasons stated in the magistrate judge's report and recommendation, dated October 15, 1997, and adopted by the district court on November 26, 1997, and we DISMISS this appeal.
The mandate shall issue forthwith.
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