United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Roanoke Division
June 25, 2015
ROBERT STEVEN JOYCE, Petitioner,
WARDEN RANDALL MATHENA, Respondent.
NORMAN K. MOON, District Judge.
In accordance with the Memorandum Opinion entered this day, it is hereby
that respondent's motion to dismiss (docket no. 7) is GRANTED; the above-referenced 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition is DISMISSED; and this action is STRICKEN from the court's active docket.
Furthermore, finding that Joyce has failed to make a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right as required by 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1), a certificate of appealability is DENIED.
The Clerk is directed to send copies of this order and the accompanying memorandum opinion to the petitioner and all counsel of record.