John Davis Cox, Plaintiff-appellant. v. William D. Leeke, Commissioner, South Carolina Department Ofcorrections; James E. Aiken, Warden; T. Travismedlock, Defendants-appellees, 807 F.2d 175 (4th Cir. 1986)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 807 F.2d 175 (4th Cir. 1986) Submitted Sept. 26, 1986. Decided Dec. 5, 1986

Before SPROUSE and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.

John Davis Cox, appellant pro se.

William Alva Ready, III, Office of the Attorney General of South Carolina, for appellees.


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. Cox v. Leeke, CA-3:86-308-J (D.S.C., July 31, 1986).