William White v. Polk County Attorney's Office, et al


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: Diana E. Murphy, Steven M. Colloton and Raymond W. Gruender (UNPUBLISHED) [4472915] [16-2176]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 16-2176 ___________________________ William Conrad White, lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff - Appellant, v. Polk County Attorney's Office; State of Iowa, lllllllllllllllllllll Defendants - Appellees. ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Des Moines ____________ Submitted: November 15, 2016 Filed: November 28, 2016 [Unpublished] ____________ Before MURPHY, COLLOTON, and GRUENDER, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Appellate Case: 16-2176 Page: 1 Date Filed: 11/28/2016 Entry ID: 4472915 William White appeals after the district court1 dismissed his action seeking a ruling that his 1985 state-court conviction was void. In the district court, he sought a writ of coram nobis, pursuant to the All Writs Act, 28 U.S.C. ยง 1651. Upon careful de novo review, see Adams v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 813 F.3d 1151, 1154 (8th Cir. 2016), we conclude that the dismissal was proper. Because White was challenging a state-court judgment, the district court lacked jurisdiction to grant a writ of coram nobis. See Finkelstein v. Spitzer, 455 F.3d 131, 133-34 (8th Cir. 2006) (per curiam). In addition, White could not invoke section 1651 as an independent source of jurisdiction. See Ark. Blue Cross and Blue Shield v. Little Rock Cardiology Clinic, P.A., 551 F.3d 812, 820-21 (8th Cir. 2009). Accordingly, we affirm. See 8th Cir. R. 47B. ______________________________ 1 The Honorable Robert W. Pratt, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa. -2- Appellate Case: 16-2176 Page: 2 Date Filed: 11/28/2016 Entry ID: 4472915

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