Gary Waverly Wooten, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Ralph W. Packard, Warden; Office Burrell, Defendant-appellees, 801 F.2d 395 (4th Cir. 1986)Annotate this Case
Submitted Aug. 27, 1986. Decided Sept. 17, 1986
Gary Waverly Wooten, appellant pro se.
Stephen Howard Sachs, Glenn W. Bell, Office of the Attorney General, for appellees.
Before RUSSELL, SPROUSE and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.
A review of the record and the district court's opinion discloses that this appeal from its order denying relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 is without merit. Because the dispositive issues recently have been decided authoritatively, we dispense with oral argument and affirm the judgment below on the reasoning of the district court. Wooten v. Packard, C/A No. Y-85-4222 (D. Md., Apr. 17, 1986).*
Even assuming that state administrative procedural regulations were not observed to the letter, the procedures utilized by the state nevertheless comported with Fourteenth Amendment minimum due process requirements. In establishing administrative procedural rules, the state does not create an independent substantive due process right. See Olim v. Wakinekona, 461 U.S. 238, 250-51 & n .12 (1983)