No. 89-5123.

906 F.2d 999 (1990)

STATE of North Carolina, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Lemans L. IVORY, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided July 2, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William Dale Talbert, Asst. Atty. Gen., North Carolina Dept. of Justice, Raleigh, N.C., argued (Lacy H. Thornburg, Atty. Gen., North Carolina Dept. of Justice, Raleigh, N.C., on brief), for plaintiff-appellant.

Rudolf A. Renfer, Jr., Asst. U.S. Atty., Raleigh, N.C., argued (Margaret Person Currin, U.S. Atty., Raleigh, N.C., on brief), for defendant-appellee.

Before PHILLIPS and WILKINSON, Circuit Judges, and SPENCER, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, sitting by designation.

WILKINSON, Circuit Judge:

The question before us is whether a United States Marine may remove to federal court, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1442(a)(1), his state criminal prosecution arising out of an accident which occurred while he was driving in a military convoy. We agree with North Carolina's contention that Ivory's ground for removal was insufficient under Mesa v. California, 489 U.S. 121, 109 S.Ct. 959, 103 L.Ed.2d 99...

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