Joseph Michael Burns, Petitioner-appellant, v. Ronald J. Angelone, Director of the Virginia Department Ofcorrections, Respondent-appellee, 74 F.3d 1230 (4th Cir. 1996)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 74 F.3d 1230 (4th Cir. 1996) Submitted Sept. 26, 1995. Decided Jan. 11, 1996

Joseph Michael Burns, Appellant Pro Se. Linwood Theodore Wells, Jr., Assistant Attorney General, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellee.

Before WILKINSON and MOTZ, Circuit Judges, and PHILLIPS, Senior Circuit Judge.


Appellant seeks to appeal the district court's orders denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (1988) petition and denying reconsideration thereof. We have reviewed the record and the district court's opinions adopting in material part the magistrate judge's recommendation and denying reconsideration and find no reversible error. Accordingly, we deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal and dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. Burns v. Angelone, No. CA-93-283-N (E.D. Va. Oct. 21 & Dec. 22, 1994). 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.