James Tasker v. State of Maryland, No. 13-6219 (4th Cir. 2013)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 13-6219 JAMES E. TASKER, Petitioner - Appellant, v. STATE OF MARYLAND, MARYLAND; OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF Respondents - Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Greenbelt. Alexander Williams, Jr., District Judge. (8:11-cv-01869-AW) Submitted: March 28, 2013 Decided: April 4, 2013 Before GREGORY, SHEDD, and WYNN, Circuit Judges. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. James E. Tasker, Appellant Pro Se. Mary Ann Rapp Ince, Assistant Attorney General, Baltimore, Maryland, for Appellees. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: James denying Although his E. 28 the Tasker U.S.C. appeals district court district (2006) ยง 2254 the petition granted a court s as order untimely. certificate of appealability on the issue of whether the petition was timely filed, we confine our review on appeal to the issues raised in Tasker s informal brief. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b). Because Tasker s informal brief does not challenge the basis for the district court s disposition, he has waived appellate review of the court s order. Accordingly, we deny Tasker s motion for appointment of counsel and affirm the district court s order. Tasker v. Maryland, No. 8:11-cv-01869-AW (D. Md. Jan. 31, 2013). We dispense contentions with are oral argument adequately because presented in the facts and the materials legal before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED 2