Notice: Fourth Circuit Local Rule 36(c) States That Citation of Unpublished Dispositions is Disfavored Except for Establishing Res Judicata, Estoppel, or the Law of the Case and Requires Service of Copies of Cited Unpublished Dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.lewis Henry Solomon, Petitioner-appellant, v. Warden, Walden Correctional Institution; State of Southcarolina; Attorney General of the State of Southcarolina, T. Travis Medlock,respondents-appellees, 106 F.3d 392 (4th Cir. 1997)Annotate this Case
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Columbia. David C. Norton, District Judge. (CA-94-2364-3-18BC)
Bernie Wellington Ellis, MCNAIR LAW FIRM, P.A., Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellant.
Donald John Zelenka, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellees.
Before HALL and MICHAEL, Circuit Judges, and PHILLIPS, Senior Circuit Judge.
Appellant seeks to appeal the district court's order denying relief on his petition filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (1994), amended by Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-132, 110 Stat. 1214. We have reviewed the record and the district court's opinion accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge and find no reversible error. Accordingly, we deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal; to the extent that a certificate of appealability is required, we deny such a certificate. We dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. Solomon v. Warden, No. CA-94-2364-3-18BC (D.S.C. Dec. 12, 1995). 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.