36 F3d 1093 Rankins v. Smith

36 F.3d 1093

Michael RANKINS, Petitioner Appellant,
Sewall SMITH, Warden; Attorney General Of the State Of
Maryland, Respondents Appellees.

No. 94-6434.

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NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.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 District of Maryland, at Baltimore. J. Frederick Motz, District Judge. (CA-93-2743-JFM)

Michael Rankins, Appellant Pro Se.

Diane Elizabeth Keller, Assistant Attorney General, Baltimore, MD, for Appellees.



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


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Appellant appeals from 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 discloses that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the district court. Rankins v. Smith, No. CA-93-2743-JFM (D. Md. Mar. 31, 1994). 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.