In Re Freddie Lewis Cullens, Petitioner, 852 F.2d 565 (4th Cir. 1988)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 852 F.2d 565 (4th Cir. 1988)

Submitted: April 29, 1988. Decided: July 21, 1988


Freddie Lewis Cullens, appellant pro se.

Before K.K. HALL, SPROUSE and ERVIN, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM:


Complaining of delay, Freddie Lee Cullens has petitioned this Court for a writ of mandamus compelling the district court to act upon his four petitions for writs of habeas corpus, brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254; Cullens has also applied for leave to proceed in forma pauperis on his mandamus petition. Subsequent to Cullens's filing his petition for a writ of mandamus and application to proceed in forma pauperis in this Court, the district court entered a final order denying his four petitions for writs of habeas corpus. Cullens v. Leeke, C/A Nos. 3:87-783-16J, 3:87-784-16J, 3:87-785-16J, and 3:87-786-16J (D.S.C. Apr. 18, 1988). Thus, Cullens's petition for a writ of mandamus is moot and should be denied.

Accordingly, although leave to proceed in forma pauperis is granted, the petition for a writ of mandamus is denied as being moot and this action is dismissed.

DISMISSED.