Peter Emmanuel Bernard, Petitioner-appellant, v. David A. Garraghty, Warden, N.c.c.; Attorney General of Thecommonwealth of Virginia; Robert H. Anderson,iii, Assistant Attorney General,respondents-appellees, 974 F.2d 1330 (4th Cir. 1992)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 974 F.2d 1330 (4th Cir. 1992) Submitted: May 27, 1992Decided: September 2, 1992

Peter Emmanuel Bernard, Appellant Pro Se.

Robert H. Anderson, III, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellees.

Before HALL, WILKINSON, and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.



Peter Emmanuel Bernard seeks to appeal the magistrate judge's order refusing habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (1988).1  Our review of the record and the magistrate judge's opinion discloses that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal and dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the magistrate judge.2  Bernard v. Garraghty, No. CA-89-289-R (E.D. Va. Mar. 10, 1992). 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 parties consented to the jurisdiction of a magistrate judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c) (1988)


Since we have considered Bernard's appeal in the normal course of the appellate process, we deny his motion to expedite