Charles L. Bazen, Petitioner-appellant, v. State of South Carolina; Attorney General of the State Ofsouth Carolina, Respondents-appellees, 57 F.3d 1065 (4th Cir. 1995)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 57 F.3d 1065 (4th Cir. 1995) Submitted: May 18, 1995. Decided: June 16, 1995

Charles L. Bazen, Appellant Pro Se.



Before NIEMEYER and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


Appellant seeks to appeal the district court's order dismissing without prejudice his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (1988) petition for failing to exhaust state court remedies. We have reviewed the record and the district court's opinion accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge, and find no reversible error. Bazen filed certain papers after entry of the magistrate judge's report and recommendation which could show that he requested and was denied certiorari from the South Carolina Supreme Court. However, these papers are excerpts from complete documents, and lack sufficient specificity to ascertain if they are related to this action. Accordingly, we deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal and dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. Bazen v. South Carolina, No. CA-94-2244 (D.S.C. Sept. 21, 1994). The dismissal is without prejudice and will allow Bazen to present additional evidence to the district court in later post-conviction proceedings. Additionally, we deny Bazen's motion for court appointed 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.