United States of America v. Orlando R. Leeper, Appellant, 90 F.3d 591 (D.C. Cir. 1996)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - 90 F.3d 591 (D.C. Cir. 1996) June 7, 1996

Before: WILLIAMS, HENDERSON, and TATEL, Circuit Judges.



This appeal was considered on the record from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and on the briefs filed by the parties. The court has determined that the issues presented occasion no need for an opinion. See D.C. Cir. Rule 36(b). It is

ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the district court's judgment be affirmed. The district court did not err in dismissing appellant's second 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion based on appellant's failure to show why he failed to raise the claims in his direct appeal or in his first 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion. McCleskey v. Zant, 499 U.S. 467, 494 (1991). Nor has appellant presented a constitutional claim accompanied by a "colorable showing of factual innocence." Id. at 495.

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 41.