Notice: Fourth Circuit Local Rule 36(c) States That Citation of Unpublished Dispositions is Disfavored Except for Establishing Res Judicata, Estoppel, or the Law of the Case and Requires Service of Copies of Cited Unpublished Dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.bobby Ray Roberts, Petitioner--appellant, v. George P. Dodson, A/k/a George Deeds, Warden, Keen Mountaincorrectional Center; Attorney General of Thecommonwealth of Virginia, Respondents--appellees, 96 F.3d 1439 (4th Cir. 1996)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 96 F.3d 1439 (4th Cir. 1996) Submitted Aug. 27, 1996. Decided Sept. 10, 1996

Bobby Ray Roberts, Appellant Pro Se. Richard Bain Smith, Assistant Attorney General, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellees.

W.D. Va.


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


Appellant seeks to appeal the district court's order denying relief on his petition filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (1988), amended by Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-132, 110 Stat. 1214. We have reviewed the record and the district court's opinion and find no reversible error. Accordingly, we deny a certificate of probable cause to appeal; to the extent that a certificate of appealability is required, we deny such a certificate. We dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. Roberts v. Dodson, No. CA-95-254-R (W.D. Va. Feb. 16, 1996). 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.