In Re George Sassower, Sassower, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Defendant-appellee, 943 F.2d 49 (4th Cir. 1991)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 943 F.2d 49 (4th Cir. 1991) Submitted Aug. 26, 1991. Decided Sept. 17, 1991

On Petition for Writ of Mandamus.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. M.J. Garbis, District Judge. (CA-91-1308-MJG)

George Sassower, appellant pro se.

D. Md.


Before WILKINSON and WILKINS, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.



George Sassower appeals from the district court's order in No. 911121 dismissing his civil action against the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission. In No. 91-8052, a separate matter consolidated for review, Sassower seeks a writ of mandamus to compel the district court to act on a sanction motion filed in May 1991. Sassower did not obtain leave of this Court to file the present claims, nor has he certified that these claims are new or nonfrivolous. He has therefore failed to comply with this Court's prefiling injunction, which enjoined Sassower from "filing, instituting, continuing, or prosecuting any civil action in this or any other federal court in this Circuit without first obtaining leave of that court." Sassower v. Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, No. 90-1142, slip op. at 5 (4th Cir. July 2, 1991) (unpublished). We therefore deny Sassower's motions to proceed in forma pauperis and dismiss these actions. We hereby direct the Clerk of this Court to refrain from accepting any filings from Sassower unless he first complies with this Court's injunction as set forth in Sassower v. Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, supra.