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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Clarence MOTLEY, Petitioner-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 17-7484

Decided: January 23, 2018

Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, and SHEDD and HARRIS, Circuit Judges. Clarence Motley, Appellant Pro Se.

Clarence Motley, a federal prisoner, appeals the district court's order dismissing his 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (2012) petition without prejudice.* We have reviewed the record and find no reversible error. Motley has failed to satisfy his burden of demonstrating that 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (2012) is an inadequate or ineffective means of challenging the validity of his detention. See Rice v. Rivera, 617 F.3d 802, 807 (4th Cir. 2010); United States v. Poole, 531 F.3d 263, 267 n.7 (4th Cir. 2008). The district court lacked jurisdiction over Motley's petition, Rice, 617 F.3d at 807, and we therefore grant leave to proceed in forma pauperis and affirm the district court's judgment. Motley v. United States, No. 5:17-hc-02075-BO (E.D.N.C. Sept. 27 & 28, 2017). 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.



FOOTNOTE.   The district court concluded that Motley could not proceed under both 28 U.S.C. § 2241 and 28 U.S.C. § 2255. Motley, however, confines his appeal to the district court's dismissal of the § 2241 petition.


Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.

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