James Bennett Latham, Jr., Petitioner Appellant, v. William Shelton Lawhon, Warden of the Keen Mountaincorrectional Center, Respondent Appellee, 39 F.3d 1177 (4th Cir. 1994)Annotate this Case
Submitted: Oct. 18, 1994. Decided: Nov. 15, 1994
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria. Leonie M. Brinkema, District Judge. (CA-92-214-AM)
James Bennett Latham, Jr., appellant pro se. Richard Bain Smith, Assistant Attorney General, Richmond, VA, for appellee.
Before HALL and MICHAEL, Circuit Judges, and CHAPMAN, Senior Circuit Judge.
Appellant seeks to appeal 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 deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal and dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. Latham v. Lawhon, No. CA-92-214-AM (E.D. Va. July 20, 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.