64 F.3d 657
In re: Ronald GRAHAM, Petitioner.
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Submitted: July 25, 1995
Decided: August 15, 1995
Ronald Graham, Petitioner Pro Se.
Before WILKINS, NIEMEYER, and MICHAEL, Circuit Judges. Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Ronald Graham filed a petition for a writ of mandamus asking this court to compel a change of venue in two pending state court actions. Federal courts have no general power to compel action by state courts. See Davis v. Lansing, 851 F.2d 72, 74 (2d Cir.1988); Gurley v. Superior Court of Mecklenburg County, 411 F.2d 586, 587 (4th Cir.1969). Accordingly, although we grant leave to proceed in forma pauperis, we deny the petition for a writ of mandamus. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
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