Joseph A. Bonacci, Petitioner v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Respondent, 951 F.2d 1323 (D.C. Cir. 1991)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - 951 F.2d 1323 (D.C. Cir. 1991) Dec. 5, 1991

Before HARRY T. EDWARDS, SILBERMAN and STEPHEN F. Williams, Circuit Judges.

ORDER

PER CURIAM.


Upon consideration of the motion to dismiss appeal for lack of jurisdiction, or, in the alternative, motion to transfer appeal for improper venue, and the response thereto; the Tax Court's order dated June 14, 1991; Bonacci's brief in support of notice of appeal filed July 15, 1991 and the response thereto; appellee's brief and the answer thereto, it is

ORDERED that the motion to dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction be denied. It is evident that Bonacci had no control over the disposition of his motion to vacate the decision of the Tax Court (the "motion") once he delivered it to the prison officials for photocopying. In light of the circumstances, and in keeping with the principle articulated in Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266 (1988), we find that the motion in this case was timely filed. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that the motion to transfer appeal for improper venue be granted. See 26 U.S.C. § 7482(b) (1) (A).

The Clerk is directed to send a certified copy of this order and the original file to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.