Notice: Fourth Circuit Local Rule 36(c) States That Citation of Unpublished Dispositions is Disfavored Except for Establishing Res Judicata, Estoppel, or the Law of the Case and Requires Service of Copies of Cited Unpublished Dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.earl Dwight Petersen, Petitioner-appellant, v. Ronald J. Angelone, Director, Respondent-appellee, 91 F.3d 132 (4th Cir. 1996)Annotate this Case
Submitted: July 23, 1996. Decided: July 31, 1996
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Richmond. James R. Spencer, District Judge. (CA-95-656)
Earl Dwight Petersen, Appellant Pro Se. Linwood Theodore Wells, Jr., Assistant Attorney General, Richmond, VA, for Appellee.
Before WIDENER, NIEMEYER, and MICHAEL, Circuit Judges.
Appellant seeks to appeal the district court's order denying relief on his petition filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (1988), as amended by Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-32, 110 Stat. 1217. We have reviewed the record and the district court's opinion and find no reversible error. Accordingly, we deny leave to proceed in forma pauperis, deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal, and dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. Petersen v. Angelone, No. CA-95-656 (E.D. Va. Jan. 18, 1996). To the extent that a certificate of appealability is required, we deny such a certificate. 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.