Jack Alexander Gatewood, Petitioner--appellant, v. Lonnie M. Saunders, Warden, Defendant--appellee, 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: February 16, 1995Decided: March 20, 1995


Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria. Albert V. Bryan, Jr., Senior District Judge. (CA-94-817-AM)

Jack Alexander Gatewood, Appellant Pro Se. Robert Quentin Harris, Assistant Attorney General, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellee.

Before HAMILTON and MOTZ, Circuit Judges, and CHAPMAN, 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 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. Gatewood v. Saunders, No. CA-94-817-AM (E.D. Va. Oct. 7, 1994). Because there are no complex or substantial issues presented in this appeal, we deny Appellant's motion for appointment of counsel. 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.

DISMISSED