Stanley Williams

Filing 920080814

Opinion

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 08-1333 In Re: STANLEY LORENZO WILLIAMS, Petitioner. On Petition for Writ of Mandamus. (1:07-cv-00757-TDS-RAE) Submitted: July 29, 2008 Decided: August 14, 2008 Before MICHAEL, KING, and GREGORY, Circuit Judges. Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Stanley Lorenzo Williams, Petitioner Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Stanley Lorenzo Williams petitions for a writ of mandamus, alleging the district court has unduly delayed acting on his 28 U.S.C. 2254 (2000) petition. He seeks an order from this Although we find that the delay is not court directing the district court to act. mandamus relief is not warranted because unreasonable, we deny the mandamus petition without prejudice to the filing of another mandamus petition if the district court does not act expeditiously. We grant leave to proceed in forma pauperis. 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. PETITION DENIED - 2 -

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