James Edward Brown, Petitioner-appellant, v. Director, Virginia Department of Corrections; W.p. Rogers,warden, Powhatan Correction Center; C.w. Williams (courtclerk); Robert Slaughter, (prosecution); R.w. Stewart,(trial Judge); H. Madison; B. Alberi, (appellateattorney); R.s. Blanton, (prison Appointed Attorney),respondents- Appellees, 838 F.2d 465 (4th Cir. 1988)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 838 F.2d 465 (4th Cir. 1988) Submitted: Nov. 30, 1987. Decided: Jan. 22, 1988

James Edward Brown, pro se.

Jacqueline G. Epps, Office of the Attorney General, for appellees.

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


A review of the record and the district court's opinion accepting the magistrate's recommendation discloses that this appeal from its order refusing habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 is 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. Brown v. Director, Virginia Department of Corrections, C/A No. 86-486-N (E.D. Va. May 19, 1987).