Alfred B. Chandler, Jr., Petitioner-appellant, v. Ed Murray, Acting Director of the Virginia Department Ofcorrections, Respondent-appellee, 826 F.2d 1059 (4th Cir. 1987)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 826 F.2d 1059 (4th Cir. 1987)

Submitted May 20, 1987. Decided Aug. 14, 1987

Gerald Thomas Zerkin, Zerkin, Heard & Kozak, for appellant.

Frank Snead Ferguson, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, for appellee.

Before WIDENER and K.K. HALL, 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. Chandler v. Murray, C/A No. 85-679-N (E.D. Va., Jan. 14, 1987).