Tony Ginor Sampson, Petitioner-appellant, v. Aaron Johnson; State of North Carolina, Respondents-appellees, 816 F.2d 673 (4th Cir. 1987)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 816 F.2d 673 (4th Cir. 1987) Submitted Feb. 24, 1987. Decided April 7, 1987

Before WIDENER, ERVIN and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.

Tony Ginor Sampson, appellant pro se.

Richard Norwood League, Office of the Attorney General of North 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 grant leave to proceed in forma pauperis, deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal, dispense with oral argument, and dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. Sampson v. Johnson, C/A No. 86-192-HC (E.D.N.C., Dec. 1, 1986).