James v. Ozmint

Filing 920070405

Opinion

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 06-7528 ELWALDO R. JAMES, a/k/a Calvin B. Smith, Petitioner - Appellant, versus JON OZMINT, Director SC Department of Corrections; HENRY MCMASTER, Attorney General of SC; WARDEN, LIEBER CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE, Respondents - Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Florence. Terry L. Wooten, District Judge. (4:05-cv-01294-TLW) Submitted: March 5, 2007 Decided: April 5, 2007 Before MOTZ, TRAXLER, and KING, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Elwaldo R. James, Appellant Pro Se. Roy F. Laney, Nikole Deanna Haltiwanger, Thomas Lowndes Pope, RILEY, POPE & LANEY, LLC, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellees. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Elwaldo R. James seeks to appeal the district court's order accepting the recommendation of the magistrate judge and denying relief on his 28 U.S.C. 2254 (2000) petition. challenges released the from calculation custody and of his sentence, not allege but he has James been does that collateral consequences warrant relief. Accordingly, we deny a certificate of appealability and dismiss the appeal as moot. See Lane v. Williams, 455 U.S. 624, 631 (1982); Vandenberg v. Rodgers, 801 F.2d 277, 278 (10th Cir. 1986). 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 - 2 -

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