John Francis Briscoe, Petitioner-appellant, v. William L. Smith, Warden; Attorney General of the State Ofmaryland, Respondents-appellees, 52 F.3d 320 (4th Cir. 1995)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 52 F.3d 320 (4th Cir. 1995) Submitted: March 15, 1995. Decided: April 12, 1995

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. J. Frederick Motz, Chief District Judge. (CA-94-2128-JFM)

John Francis Briscoe, Appellant Pro Se. John Joseph Curran, Jr., Attorney General, Ann Norman Bosse, Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, for Appellees.

Before RUSSELL and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges, and CHAPMAN, Senior Circuit Judge.

PER CURIAM:


Appellant seeks to appeal the district court's orders denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (1988) petition and denying his Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e) motion for reconsideration. 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. Briscoe v. Smith, No. CA-94-2128-JFM (D. Md. Jan. 3, 1995; Jan. 25, 1995). 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.