43 F3d 1467 Porter v. W Murray

43 F.3d 1467

James W. PORTER, Jr., Petitioner Appellant,
Edward W. MURRAY; Attorney General of the Commonwealth of
Virginia, Respondents Appellees.

No. 93-7264.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Submitted Oct. 25, 1994
Decided Nov. 10, 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NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.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 Western District of Virginia, at Roanoke. Jackson L. Kiser, Chief District Judge. (CA-93-157)

James W. Porter, appellant pro se.

Robert Quentin Harris, Asst. Atty. Gen., Richmond, Va., for appellees.



Before HAMILTON, MICHAEL, and MOTZ, Circuit Judges.


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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 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. Porter v. Murray, No. CA-93-157 (W.D.Va. Oct. 15, 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.