Daniel T. Sigo, Petitioner-appellant, v. James Blodgett, et al., Respondents-appellees, 17 F.3d 396 (9th Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 17 F.3d 396 (9th Cir. 1994) Submitted Feb. 1, 1994. *Decided Feb. 11, 1994

Before: WRIGHT, REAVLEY,**  and LEAVY, Circuit Judges.


Daniel T. Sigo complains of his custody in the prison of the State of Washington. Prior to obtaining habeas review by a federal court, he must pursue his claims for relief in the highest court of the State. He has not done so, and the State opposes federal court review until he does. The district court dismissed the federal case without prejudice to the claims being refiled after the required suit in State court. That was the proper thing for the district court to do and we affirm it.



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a) and Ninth Circuit Rule 34-4


Honorable Thomas M. Reavley, Senior United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, sitting by designation


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