Glen E. Smith, Petitioner-appellant, v. J.j. Clarke, Warden of the Petersburg Federal Correctionalinstitute; Mary Sue Terry, Attorney General Ofthe Commonwealth of Virginia,respondents-appellees, 812 F.2d 1402 (4th Cir. 1987)Annotate this Case
Before PHILLIPS, MURNAGHAN and SPROUSE, Circuit Judges.
Glen E. Smith, appellant pro se.
Jacqueline G. Epps, Assistant Attorney General, 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. Smith v. Clarke, C/A No. 86-42-N (E.D. Va., Sept. 15, 1986).