Fred H. Carter, Appellant, v. Robert H. Finch, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Appellee, 421 F.2d 702 (4th Cir. 1970)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 421 F.2d 702 (4th Cir. 1970) January 29, 1970

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, at Beckley; John A. Field, Jr., Chief District Judge.

Franklin W. Kern, Charleston, W. Va., for appellant.

Charles M. Love, III, Charleston, W. Va. (Wade H. Ballard, III, U. S. Atty. and W. Warren Upton, Asst. U. S. Atty., on brief), for appellee.

Before HAYNSWORTH, Chief Judge, and BRYAN and WINTER, Circuit Judges.


The Social Security benefit claim now pressed was presented to us previously in Carter v. Celebrezze, 367 F.2d 382 (4 Cir., 1966). The District Court's denial of Fred H. Carter's suit was vacated and remanded for reconsideration because of subsequent amendments to Sections 216(i) and 223 of the Social Security Act. 42 U.S.C.A. §§ 416(i) (1) (A) and 423(c) (2) (A) (Supp.1965). On its return to him the District Judge adjudicated the cause under these changes in the law. He again sustained the Secretary's refusal of benefits to Carter as having substantial support in the evidence. Carter v. Finch, 308 F. Supp. 954 (SDW.Va.1969).

On reexamination of the record we cannot say the District Judge was in error, and on his opinion we affirm.