94 F.3d 651
Eric J. HOLDEN, Petitioner-Appellant,
Phillip BRIGGS, Department of Corrections, State of Alaska,
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Submitted Aug. 7, 1996.*
Decided Aug. 12, 1996.
NOTICE: Ninth Circuit Rule 36-3 provides that dispositions other than opinions or orders designated for publication are not precedential and should not be cited except when relevant under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel.
Before: GOODWIN, BRUNETTI and KOZINSKI, Circuit Judges.
The district court's dismissal of defendant's petition for habeas corpus is AFFIRMED. Defendant failed to exhaust state remedies. 28 U.S.C. §§ 2254(b). Defendant's failure to comply with Alaska's straightforward appellate procedures is not excusable under the circumstances, see Harmon v. Ryan, 959 F.2d 1457, 1462 (9th Cir.1992), and defendant has not shown "cause" for his failure. Wainwright v. Sykes, 433 U.S. 72, 87 (1977).