William Earl Sanders, Petitioner-appellant, v. Harry L. Allsbrook, Superintendent; Attorney General of Thestate of North Carolina, Lacy H. Thornburg,respondents-appellees, 823 F.2d 548 (4th Cir. 1987)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 823 F.2d 548 (4th Cir. 1987) Submitted May 28, 1987. Decided July 7, 1987

William Earl Sanders, petitioner pro se.

Richard Norwood League, Office of the Attorney General, for respondents.

Before PHILLIPS and CHAPMAN, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


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. Sanders v. Allsbrook, C/A No. 86-258-HC (E.D.N.C., Nov. 18, 1986).