William Frank Tate, Petitioner-appellant, v. T. Travis Medlock, Respondent-appellee, 826 F.2d 1061 (4th Cir. 1987)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 826 F.2d 1061 (4th Cir. 1987)

Submitted June 23, 1987. Decided Aug. 14, 1987

William Frank Tate, appellant pro se.

Frank Louis Valenta, Jr., Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of South Carolina, for appellee.

Before WIDENER, K.K. HALL and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges.


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. Tate v. Medlock, C/A No. 86-1633 (D.S.C., Feb. 17, 1987).