Jimmy Glenn Fisher, Petitioner-appellant, v. Edward W. Murray, Director, Department of Corrections;commonwealth of Virginia, Respondents-appellees, 848 F.2d 184 (4th Cir. 1988)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 848 F.2d 184 (4th Cir. 1988) Submitted: March 31, 1988. Decided: May 16, 1988

Jimmy Glenn Fisher, appellant pro se.

Linwood Theodore Wells, Jr., Assistant Attorney General, for appellees.

Before MURNAGHAN, CHAPMAN and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges.


Jimmy Glenn Fisher, a Virginia inmate, seeks a certificate of probable cause to appeal the judgment of the district court dismissing his petition for habeas corpus relief brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. A review of the record and the district court's opinion discloses that an appeal from its order refusing habeas corpus relief 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. Fisher v. Murray, C/A No. 87-337-AM (E.D. Va. Oct. 15, 1987).