Joseph Lafayette Groves, Petitioner--appellant, v. Phoebe Johnson, Warden, Cross Anchor Correctionalinstitution; Attorney General of the State Ofsouth Carolina, Respondents--appellees, 50 F.3d 6 (4th Cir. 1995)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 50 F.3d 6 (4th Cir. 1995)

Submitted: Jan. 31, 1995Decided: March 17, 1995


Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Columbia. Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., District Judge. (CA-93-2138-3-17AK)

Joseph Lafayette Groves, Appellant Pro Se. Donald John Zelenka, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Columbia, SC, for Appellees.

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

PER CURIAM:


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 accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge 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. Groves v. Johnson, No. CA-93-2138-3-17AK (D.S.C. July 5, 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.