Joseph Henderson, Petitioner-appellant, v. Kenneth D. Mckellar, Warden, Kci; William D. Leeke,commissioner, Scdc T. Travis Medlock, Attorneygeneral for the State of South Carolina,respondents- Appellees, 838 F.2d 466 (4th Cir. 1988)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 838 F.2d 466 (4th Cir. 1988) Submitted: Dec. 7, 1987. Decided: Jan. 22, 1988

Joseph Henderson, pro se.

Donald John Zelenka, Chief Deputy Attorney General, for appellees.

Before K.K. HALL and JAMES DICKSON PHILLIPS, 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. Henderson v. McKellar, C/A No. 3:86-2390 (D.S.C. Sept. 21, 1987).