In Re Eugene Fields Aka Verlon Scott, Petitioner, 823 F.2d 547 (4th Cir. 1987)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 823 F.2d 547 (4th Cir. 1987) Submitted May 28, 1987. Decided June 25, 1987


On Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis on a Petition for Writ of Mandamus. William M. Kidd, District Judge. (C/A No. 86-0132-E(K); Cr. No. 84-00048-E-01).

Eugene Fields, petitioner pro se

Before WIDENER and CHAPMAN, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


Petitioner Eugene Fields, aka Verlon Scott, has applied to this Court for a writ of mandamus directing the district court to act on his motion to vacate sentence, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255. Fields has also filed in this Court a 'Motion for Accelerated Disposition' of his mandamus petition.

The district court has now entered a judgment dismissing Fields's motion to vacate his sentence. See United States v. Fields, C/A No. 86-0132-E(K); Cr. No. 84-00048-E-01 (N.D. W.Va. May 6, 1987).

Accordingly, although leave to proceed in forma pauperis is granted, the petition for a writ of mandamus and the accompanying motion are dismissed for mootness.