In Re Richard Paul Zuckerman, Petitioner, 902 F.2d 31 (4th Cir. 1990)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 902 F.2d 31 (4th Cir. 1990)

Submitted April 2, 1990. Decided April 17, 1990

On Petition for Writ of Mandamus.

Richard Paul Zuckerman, petitioner pro se.


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


Richard Paul Zuckerman brought this mandamus petition seeking an order directing the district court to act on his petition for writ of habeas corpus.*  The petition was filed in January 1990. Because it has been less than six months since the petition was filed, we hold that the district court has not unduly delayed acting on Zuckerman's habeas petition, and we deny mandamus relief. Although we grant leave to proceed in forma pauperis, 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 in the decisional process.



Zuckerman was due to be released on March 3, 1990, from the Federal Correctional Center in Butner, North Carolina, where he was incarcerated pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 4241(d)