Willie Richard Adams, Jr., Appellant, v. William M. Baker, Assistant Director, U.S. Department of Justice, 971 F.2d 765 (D.C. Cir. 1992)

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US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - 971 F.2d 765 (D.C. Cir. 1992)

June 5, 1992

Before MIKVA, Chief Judge, and RUTH BADER GINSBURG and KAREN LeCRAFT HENDERSON, Circuit Judges.



Upon consideration of appellees' motion for summary affirmance and appellant's brief in response thereto; and appellant's petition to strike appellees' motion for summary affirmance, it is

ORDERED that the motion to strike be denied. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that the motion for summary affirmance be granted. The district court acted well within its discretion in denying Adams' motion to reopen this case. The merits of the parties' positions are so clear as to justify summary action. See Taxpayers Watchdoy, Inc. v. Stanley, 819 F.2d 294, 297 (D.C. Cir. 1987) (per curiam); Walker v. Washington, 627 F.2d 541, 545 (D.C. Cir.) (per curiam), cert. denied, 449 U.S. 994 (1980).

The Clerk is directed to withhold issuance of the mandate herein until seven days after disposition of any timely petition for rehearing. See D.C. Cir. Rule 15.