UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
ALEXANDER WOODARD, JR., Petitioner - Appellant, versus
RICK JACKSON; STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, Respondents - Appellees.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western Dis-
trict of North Carolina, at Charlotte. Graham C. Mullen, District
Submitted: February 13, 1997 Decided: February 26, 1997
Before WIDENER and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Alexander Woodard, Jr., Appellant Pro Se. Clarence Joe DelForge,
III, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NORTH CAROLINA, Raleigh,
North Carolina, for Appellees.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
See Local Rule 36(c).
Appellant appeals the district court's order denying relief on his petition filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (1994), amended by Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104- , 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 appealability and dismiss the appeal on the reasoning of the district court. Woodard v. Jackson , No. CA-95-453-MU (W.D.N.C. July 31, 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. DISMISSED