Bruce J. Paquette, Petitioner--appellant, v. Edward W. Murray, Respondent--appellee, 50 F.3d 7 (4th Cir. 1995)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 50 F.3d 7 (4th Cir. 1995)

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

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Richmond. James R. Spencer, District Judge. (CA-93-165-3)

Bruce J. Paquette, Appellant Pro Se. Robert Quentin Harris, Assistant Attorney General, Richmond, VA, for Appellee.

Before WILKINS and NIEMEYER, Circuit Judges, and SPROUSE, Senior Circuit Judge.


Appellant seeks to appeal the magistrate judge's order denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (1988) petition. Our review of the record and the magistrate judge'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. Paquette v. Murray, No. CA-93-165-3 (E.D. Va. Oct. 8, 1993).*  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.



We deny Paquette's motion for appointment of counsel. See Whisenant v. Yuam, 739 F.2d 160 (4th Cir. 1984). We also deny his "Motion for Hearing," his "Petition for Constitutional Law," and his "Motion for Appellate Rules of Court" in which appellant alleges that habeas relief should be granted