Leonard Bell, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Robert E. English, Librarian; D. Graham, Assistant Wardenof Brunswick Correctional Center, Defendants-appellees, 869 F.2d 593 (4th Cir. 1989)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 869 F.2d 593 (4th Cir. 1989) Submitted: Jan. 4, 1989. Decided: Feb. 6, 1989

Leonard Bell, appellant pro se.

Eric Karl Gould Fiske (Office of the Attorney General of Virginia), for appellees.

Before K.K. HALL and ERVIN, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


Leonard Bell appeals from the district court's order denying relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Our review of the record and the district court's opinion discloses that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the district court.*  Bell v. English, C/A No. 87-656-N (E.D. Va. Aug. 15, 1988). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.



The district court did not abuse its discretion in denying leave to amend. An amendment adding new parties may be covered by Fed. R. Civ. P. 21, and therefore require leave of court. See generally Age of Majority Educational Corp. v. Preller, 512 F.2d 1241, 1245-46 (4th Cir. 1975) (en banc)