John William Simms, Petitioner-appellant, v. James N. Rollins, J. Joseph Curran, Jr., the Attorneygeneral for the State of Maryland, Respondents-appellees, 921 F.2d 272 (4th Cir. 1990)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 921 F.2d 272 (4th Cir. 1990) Submitted Dec. 3, 1990
Decided Dec. 26, 1990

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. Walter E. Black, Jr., District Judge. (CA-90-572-B)

John William Simms, appellant pro se.

John Joseph Curran, Jr., Attorney General, Audrey A. Creighton, Assistant Attorney General, Baltimore, Md., for appellees.

D. Md.


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


John William Simms seeks to appeal the district court's order refusing habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Our review of the record and the district court's opinion discloses that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal and dismiss the appeal because his claim is meritless, as noted by the district court. Simms v. Rollins, CA-90-572-B (D. Md. Aug. 4, 1990). 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.