840 F.2d 12
Elmer Roger WORKMAN, Petitioner-Appellant,
Manfred HOLLAND, Warden, West Virginia Penitentiary,
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Submitted: Aug. 28, 1987.
Decided: Feb. 8, 1988.
NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.
Elmer Roger Workman, appellant pro se.
Catherine Anne McMullen, Office of the Attorney General of West Virginia, for appellee.
Before WIDENER and SPROUSE, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.
A review of the record and the district court's opinion accepting the magistrate's recommendation discloses that an appeal from its order refusing habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 2254 would be without merit. Because the dispositive issues recently have been decided authoritatively, we deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal, dispense with oral argument, and dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. Workman v. Holland, C/A No. 84-3114 (S.D.W.Va. Dec. 19, 1986). Workman's motion to appoint counsel is denied.