CA11: Two CoAs denied same day

Defendant lost his search issue on appeal. On 2255 he argues that it could have been argued better. [The opinion doesn’t say how.] It he lost on the merits of a Fourth Amendment claim, that’s binding on 2255 for lack of prejudice. CoA denied. Felix v. United States, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 1292 (11th Cir. Jan. 14, 2020).*

2254 CoA denied. “Dunham’s claim that counsel was ineffective for failing to file a motion to suppress evidence obtained pursuant to a search warrant does not merit a COA. The state post-conviction court did not unreasonably apply clearly established federal law, or make an unreasonable determination of the facts, by denying this claim, because the claim was conclusory, and the warrant itself shows that it specifically listed items related to the purpose of the warrant involving electronic evidence of child pornography.” Dunham v. Sec’y, Dep’t of Corr., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 1297 (11th Cir. Jan. 14, 2020).*

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