43 F3d 1465 Brown v. W Murray

43 F.3d 1465

Keith Michael BROWN, Petitioner Appellant,
Edward W. MURRAY, Director of the Virginia Department of
Corrections, Respondent Appellee.

No. 94-6065.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Submitted Sept. 27, 1994.
Decided Dec. 19, 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NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.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. Tommy E. Miller, Magistrate Judge. (CA-93-931-N).

Keith Michael Brown, Appellant Pro Se.

Thomas Drummond Bagwell, Asst. Atty. Gen., Richmond, VA, for appellee.



Before NIEMEYER and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


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Appellant seeks to appeal the magistrate'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 deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal and dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. Brown v. Murray, No. CA-93-931-N (E.D. Va. Jan. 6, 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.




The parties consented to the jurisdiction of the magistrate judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sec. 636(c)(1) (1988)