George William Baldwin, Appellant, v. Linwood v. Stephenson; Attorney General of the State Ofnorth Carolina, Rufus Edmisten, Appellees, 806 F.2d 257 (4th Cir. 1986)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 806 F.2d 257 (4th Cir. 1986) Submitted Aug. 29, 1986. Decided Nov. 25, 1986

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, at Durham. Hiram H. Ward, District Judge. (C/A No. C-83-605-D)

George William Baldwin, appellant pro se.

Barry S. McNeill, Assistant Attorney General, for appellees.



Before WIDENER, HALL and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.


A review of the record and the district court's opinion accepting the magistrate's recommendation 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. Baldwin v. Stephenson, C/A No. C-83-605-D (M.D.N.C., July 23, 1985).