In Re Abdul Saiyed, Petitioner, 955 F.2d 42 (4th Cir. 1992)

Annotate this Case
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 955 F.2d 42 (4th Cir. 1992)

Submitted Feb. 3, 1992. Decided Feb. 19, 1992

On Petition for Writ of Mandamus.

Abdul Saiyed, petitioner pro se.


Before WIDENER, HAMILTON and LUTTIG, Circuit Judges.



Abdul Saiyed petitioned for a writ of mandamus alleging that the district court had delayed in acting on a motion pending before it since September 1991 in his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (1988) action, United States v. Saiyed, Nos. CR-86-0019, CA-91-2042-S (D. Md., Smalkin, J.). The district court docket sheet reflects that the action was dismissed on July 24, 1991. The docket sheet further reflects that Saiyed has submitted no motions in that case since he appealed the district court's dismissal in August 1991.*  Because the district court did not receive the motion from Saiyed, the court has not unduly delayed acting on it. Consequently, although we grant leave to proceed in forma pauperis, we deny the petition for a writ of mandamus. 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 the decisional process.



The appeal was dismissed by this Court for want of prosecution under Fed. R. App. P. 45. United States v. Saiyed, No. 91-6627 (4th Cir. Dec. 27, 1991) (unpublished)