MAGISTRATE JUDGE'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
MARK E. FORD, Magistrate Judge.
By Order entered May 5, 2017 (Doc. 14), the Court adopted the Report and Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge (Doc. 12), and it denied and dismissed the Defendant's 28 U.S.C. § 2254 motion. The undersigned has been referred Defendant's Motion for Leave to Appeal In Forma Pauperis. (Doc. 18)
Under 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2), a certificate of appealability may issue only if "the applicant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right." A "substantial showing" is a showing that "issues are debatable among reasonable jurists, a court could resolve the issues differently, or the issues deserve further proceedings." Cox v. Norris, 133 F.3d 565, 569 (8th Cir. 1997), cert. denied, 525 U.S. 834 (1998). In its Order entered on May 5, 2017, the Court found that Defendant had failed to make a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right, and it ruled that no certificate of appealability shall issue. (Doc. 14, p. 1)
Accordingly, I recommend that Defendant's Motion for Leave to Appeal In Forma Pauperis (Doc. 18) be