No. 82-2025.

709 F.2d 717 (1983)

In re Alan Neal SCOTT, Petitioner.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided June 7, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Alan N. Scott, pro se, was on the petition for writ of mandamus.

Stanley S. Harris, U.S. Atty., Royce C. Lamberth, R. Craig Lawrence, and Michael J. Ryan, Asst. U.S. Attys., Washington, D.C., were on the response.

Before ROBINSON, Chief Judge, WILKEY and GINSBURG, Circuit Judges.



Alan Neal Scott, a federal prisoner, filed pro se in the district court a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit against the United States Bureau of Prisons. The district court, sua sponte and without awaiting a responsive pleading or even service of process on the Government, ordered the case transferred to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Scott, by petition for a writ of...

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