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WOODY v. TUCKER (2021)

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Millanyo WOODY, Petitioner-Appellant, v. TUCKER, Warden, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 21-6088

Decided: April 27, 2021

Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, AGEE, Circuit Judge, and TRAXLER, Senior Circuit Judge. Millanyo Woody, Appellant Pro Se.

Millanyo Woody seeks to appeal the district court's June 19, 2020, order denying relief on Woody's 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition but granting a certificate of appealability on one of his ineffective assistance of counsel claims. On October 6, 2020, Woody moved for an extension of time to reopen the appeal period under Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(6). The district court did not rule on this motion and, on December 20, 2020,* Woody noted an appeal. We remand the case for the limited purpose of allowing the district court to rule on Woody's Rule 4(a)(6) motion to reopen the appeal period. The record, as supplemented, will then be returned to this court for further consideration.



FOOTNOTE.   For the purpose of this appeal, we assume that the date appearing on the notice of appeal is the earliest date Woody could have delivered the notice to prison officials for mailing. Fed. R. App. P. 4(c)(1); Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266, 276, 108 S.Ct. 2379, 101 L.Ed.2d 245 (1988).


Remanded by unpublished per curiam opinion. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.

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