962 F2d 7 Rice v. R Bruse

962 F.2d 7

Thomas Woodrow RICE, Plaintiff-Appellant,
R. Michael BRUSE, Defendant-Appellee.

No. 92-6311.

United States Court of Appeals,
Fourth Circuit.

Submitted: May 4, 1992
Decided: May 18, 1992

NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.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 North Carolina, at Raleigh. Malcolm J. Howard, District Judge. (CA-92-26-H)

Thomas Woodrow Rice, Appellant Pro Se.



Before HALL, WILKINS, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.



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Thomas Woodrow Rice appeals from the district court's order denying relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (1988). 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.* Rice v. Bruse, No. CA-92-26-H (E.D.N.C. Feb. 7, 1992). 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.



This opinion does not affect Rice's ability to file a 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (1988) motion challenging his attorney's effectiveness, provided he has exhausted his state court remedies