In re: Mostafa Awwad


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--denying Motion for writ of mandamus (FRAP 21) [999949612-2]; granting Motion to proceed in forma pauperis (FRAP 24) [999963599-2]. Originating case number: 2:14-cr-00163-RAJ-LRL-1. Copies to all parties and the district court/agency [1000026629]. Mailed to: Mostafa Ahmed Awwad. [16-2201]

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Appeal: 16-2201 Doc: 11 Filed: 02/21/2017 Pg: 1 of 2 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 16-2201 In re: MOSTAFA AHMED AWWAD, Petitioner. On Petition for Writ of Mandamus. Submitted: February 16, 2017 Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge. (2:14-cr-00163-RAJ-LRL-1) Decided: DUNCAN, February 21, 2017 Circuit Judge, and Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, Petitioner Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Appeal: 16-2201 Doc: 11 Filed: 02/21/2017 Pg: 2 of 2 PER CURIAM: Mostafa Ahmed Awwad petitions for a writ of mandamus seeking an order from this court directing the district court to unseal certain documents and filings in his underlying criminal case. But our review of the district court’s docket reveals that Awwad is incorrect in his view that the district court has sealed any of the identified documents. for granting Awwad the relief he seeks. we grant leave to proceed in petition for writ of mandamus. forma Thus, there is no basis Accordingly, although pauperis, we deny the We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process. PETITION DENIED 2

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