Michael Rankins, Petitioner Appellant, v. Sewall Smith, Warden; Attorney General of the State Ofmaryland, Respondents Appellees, 36 F.3d 1093 (4th Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 36 F.3d 1093 (4th Cir. 1994) Submitted: Aug. 25, 1994Decided: Sept. 27, 1994

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. J. Frederick Motz, District Judge. (CA-93-2743-JFM)

Michael Rankins, Appellant Pro Se.

Diane Elizabeth Keller, Assistant Attorney General, Baltimore, MD, for Appellees.

D. Md.


Before RUSSELL and MICHAEL, Circuit Judges, and PHILLIPS, Senior Circuit Judge.


Appellant appeals from the district court's order denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (1988) petition. 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. Rankins v. Smith, No. CA-93-2743-JFM (D. Md. Mar. 31, 1994). 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.