Aaron Holsey, Plaintiff-appellant, v. James T. Murray, Defendant-appellee, 955 F.2d 41 (4th Cir. 1992)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 955 F.2d 41 (4th Cir. 1992) Submitted Feb. 3, 1992. Decided Feb. 19, 1992

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. Frank A. Kaufman, Senior District Judge. (CA-91-3052-K)

On Petition for Writ of Mandamus.

Aaron Holsey, appellant pro se.

D. Md.

AFFIRMED IN NO. 92-6041; PETITION DENIED IN NO. 92-8004.

Before WIDENER, HAMILTON and LUTTIG, Circuit Judges.

OPINION

PER CURIAM:


In No. 92-6041, Appellant Aaron Holsey appeals the district court's denial of Holsey's request for injunctive relief. Holsey sought to block an Inmate Grievance Commission hearing, through which Holsey hoped to overturn a disciplinary conviction. Because the district court properly applied the test set forth in Blackwelder Furniture Co. v. Seilig Mfg. Co., 550 F.2d 189 (4th Cir. 1977), we hold that the denial of injunctive relief was not an abuse of discretion.

In No. 92-8004, Holsey seeks, through the same document filed as the notice of appeal in No. 92-6041, to have this Court issue a restraining order enjoining another Inmate Grievance Commission hearing. Because federal courts lack mandamus jurisdiction over state officials, Gurley v. Superior Court of Mecklenburg County, 411 F.2d 586, 587 (4th Cir. 1969), we deny the petition.* 

As our review of the materials before us reveals that it would not significantly aid the decisional process, we dispense with oral argument.

No. 92-6041, AFFIRMED

No. 92-8004, PETITION DENIED.

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Leave to proceed in forma pauperis is granted