In re: Kareem Currence, No. 18-1741 (4th Cir. 2018)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 18-1741 In re: KAREEM JAMAL CURRENCE, Petitioner. On Petition for Writ of Mandamus. (5:18-hc-02027-D) Submitted: September 13, 2018 Decided: September 17, 2018 Before NIEMEYER and KING, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge. Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Kareem Jamal Currence, Petitioner Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Kareem Jamal Currence petitions for a writ of mandamus, asking that we direct the district court to comply with 28 U.S.C. § 2243 (2012), which directs a court to conduct a hearing on a habeas motion not more than five days after the Respondent files its return, unless for good cause additional time is allowed. The district court’s docket indicates that the district court recently granted the Respondent’s motion to dismiss Currence’s 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (2012) petition and closed the underlying habeas matter. Accordingly, we grant Currence’s application to proceed in forma pauperis, but deny the mandamus petition as moot. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process. PETITION DENIED 2