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94 F3d 641 Branch v. State

94 F.3d 641

Arthur Lee BRANCH, Petitioner-Appellant,
v.
STATE of North Carolina, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 96-6081.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Submitted July 31, 1996.
Decided Aug. 20, 1996.

NOTICE: Fourth Circuit Local Rule 36(c) states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.

Arthur Lee Branch, Appellant Pro Se.

Clarence Joe DelForge, III, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NORTH CAROLINA, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellee.

Before HALL, WILKINS, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM:

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Appellant appeals from the district court's order denying relief on his motion filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (1988), as amended by Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Pub.L. No. 104-132, 110 Stat. 1217. We have reviewed the record and the district court's opinion and find no reversible error. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the district court. Branch v. North Carolina, No. CA-94-542-5-BO (E.D.N.C. Dec. 20, 1995). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process.

AFFIRMED