Willie Walter Butler, Petitioner-appellant, v. David K. Smith, Respondent-appellee, 54 F.3d 772 (4th Cir. 1995)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 54 F.3d 772 (4th Cir. 1995)

Submitted March 7, 1995. Decided May 16, 1995

Willie Walter Butler, appellant pro se.

Robert Harkness Herring, Jr., Assistant Attorney General, Mary Christine Maggard, Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, Richmond, VA, for Appellee.

Before WIDENER, NIEMEYER, and MICHAEL, Circuit Judges.


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 substantially on the reasoning of the district court.*  Butler v. Smith, No. CA-92-210-R (W.D. Va., Oct. 26, 1993). We modify the district court's order to reflect that the dismissal of Appellant's due process claim was without prejudice. See 28 U.S.C. § 2106 (1988). 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 note that the district court correctly concluded that Appellee accurately calculated Appellant's sentence. The petition was therefore properly subject to summary judgment