In Re David Raymond Flora Petitioner, 902 F.2d 28 (4th Cir. 1990)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 902 F.2d 28 (4th Cir. 1990)

Submitted April 2, 1990. Decided April 18, 1990

On Petition for Writ of Mandamus.

David Raymond Flora, petitioner pro se.


Before ERVIN, Chief Judge, and PHILLIPS and CHAPMAN, Circuit Judges.


David Raymond Flora filed this petition for writ of mandamus complaining of delay in the district court in acting on his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 petition. Because there has been significant action in the district court as recently as January 1990, we hold that there has been no undue delay in the district court. Therefore, although we grant leave to proceed in forma pauperis, we deny the petition for writ of mandamus. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not significantly aid the decisional process.