36 F3d 1091 Christian v. W Murray

36 F.3d 1091

Lloyd Hampton CHRISTIAN, Petitioner Appellant,
Edward W. MURRAY, Director of the Virginia Department of
Corrections, Respondent Appellee.

No. 94-6239.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Submitted Aug. 25, 1994.
Decided Sept. 27, 1994.

NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Norfolk. Robert G. Doumar, District Judge. (CA-93-690-2)

Lloyd Hampton Christian, appellant pro se.

Linwood Theodore Wells, Jr., Asst. Atty. Gen., Richmond, VA, for appellee.



Before RUSSELL and MICHAEL, Circuit Judges, and PHILLIPS, Senior Circuit Judge.


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Appellant seeks to appeal the district court's order denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. Sec. 2254 (1988) petition. Our review of the record and the district court's opinion accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge discloses that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal and dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. Christian v. Murray, No. CA-93-690-2 (E.D. Va. Feb. 28, 1994). We deny Appellant's motion for 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.