Joseph Albert Taylor, Appellant, v. State of Maryland, Appellee, 801 F.2d 395 (4th Cir. 1986)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 801 F.2d 395 (4th Cir. 1986)

Submitted May 30, 1986. Decided Sept. 16, 1986

Joseph Albert Taylor, appellant pro se.

Stephen H. Sachs, Richard Kastendieck, Office of the Attorney General, for appellee.

D. Md.


Before WIDENER, SPROUSE and ERVIN, Circuit Judges.


A review of the record and the district court's opinion discloses that an appeal from its order refusing habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 would be without merit. Because the dispositive issues recently have been decided authoritatively, we deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal, dispense with oral argument, and dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. Taylor v. Maryland, C/A No. N-85-1746 (D. Md., Feb. 19, 1986).