849 F.2d 606
Phillip Thomas ROBBINS, Jr., Petitioner-Appellant,
Nathan A. RICE, Warden; Lacy Thornburg, Attorney General
for the State of North Carolina, Respondents-Appellees.
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Submitted: Feb. 26, 1988.
Decided: June 7, 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NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.
Phillip Thomas Robbins, Jr., appellant pro se.
Barry Steven McNeill, Office of the Attorney General, for appellees.
Before JAMES DICKSON PHILLIPS, ERVIN and CHAPMAN, Circuit Judgews.
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. Robbins v. Rice, C/A No. 87-99-D (M.D.N.C. Oct. 16, 1987).