In Re Amos Brown, A/k/a Nabb Ali, Petitioner, 929 F.2d 691 (4th Cir. 1991)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 929 F.2d 691 (4th Cir. 1991) Submitted March 4, 1991. Decided March 25, 1991

On Petition for Writ of Mandamus.

Amos Brown, petitioner pro se.


Before WIDENER and K.K. HALL, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


Amos Brown seeks a writ of mandamus ordering the district court to rule on his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion. Our review of the progress of the case in the district court reveals no unreasonable delay. However, we grant Brown's motion to proceed in forma pauperis and deny Brown's petition without prejudice to refile this petition in the future if the district court fails to act in a reasonable time. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.