Willie Smith, Petitioner-appellant, v. Harry L. Allsbrook, Lacy H. Thornburg, Attorney General Ofnorth Carolina, Respondents-appellees, 838 F.2d 468 (4th Cir. 1988)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 838 F.2d 468 (4th Cir. 1988) Submitted Dec. 30, 1987. Decided Jan. 28, 1988

Willie Smith, appellant pro se.

Richard Norwood League, Office of the Attorney General of North Carolina, for appellees.

Before DONALD RUSSELL and CHAPMAN, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


A review of the record and the district court's opinion 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. Smith v. Allsbrook, C/A No. 87-149-HC (E.D.N.C. Nov. 16, 1987).