107 F3d 20 Clayton v. United States Parole Commission

107 F.3d 20

97 CJ C.A.R. 323

Billy Earl CLAYTON, Petitioner-Appellant,

No. 96-6189.
(D.C.No. CIV-95-1183-C)

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

Feb. 26, 1997.

NOTICE: Although citation of unpublished opinions remains unfavored, unpublished opinions may now be cited if the opinion has persuasive value on a material issue, and a copy is attached to the citing document or, if cited in oral argument, copies are furnished to the Court and all parties. See General Order of November 29, 1993, suspending 10th Cir. Rule 36.3 until December 31, 1995, or further order.

Before SEYMOUR, Chief Judge, PORFILIO, Circuit Judge, and MURPHY, Circuit Judge.

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After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined unanimously that oral argument would not materially assist in the determination of this appeal. See Fed. R.App. P. 34(a); 10th Cir. R. 34.1.9. The case is therefore ordered submitted without oral argument.


Appellant's original petition challenged the validity of an order revoking his parole and committing him to a term of incarceration. The only issues he raises in this appeal are that the district court did not accept his claim the audio tape of the parole revocation hearing was altered, and the court did not order an investigation to determine whether his claim was valid. The district court did, however, listen to the tape and find evidence supporting the factual allegations leading to the revocation. Further, the district court found Appellant's claim of alteration an "unsupported speculation." Our review of the record affirms those findings.


Although Appellant has been vociferous and dogged in his claim, he has not specified what evidence was omitted from the tape or what evidence was falsely included. In short, he has failed to demonstrate how he was harmed. Without such a demonstration, the district court was not bound to pursue Appellant's fanciful notions and order an examination of the tape as he now claims. We can find no error in the holdings of the district court.




This order and judgment is not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, and collateral estoppel. This court generally disfavors the citation of orders and judgments; nevertheless, an order and judgment may be cited under the terms and conditions of 10th Cir. R. 36.3