August 21, 2012
GARY A. ORAM, JR., PETITIONER AND APPELLANT,
STATE OF MONTANA, RESPONDENT AND APPELLEE.
APPEAL FROM: District Court of the Fifth Judicial District, In and For the County of Beaverhead, Cause No. DC-11-13592 Honorable Loren Tucker, Presiding Judge
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Justice James C. Nelson
Submitted on Briefs: August 8, 2012
Decided: August 21, 2012
Justice James C. Nelson delivered the Opinion of the Court.
¶1 Pursuant to Section I, Paragraph 3(d), Montana Supreme Court Internal Operating Rules, this case is decided by memorandum opinion and shall not be cited and does not serve as precedent. Its case title, cause number, and disposition shall be included in this Court's list of noncitable cases published in the Pacific Reporter and Montana Reports.
¶2 Gary A. Oram, Jr., a self-represented litigant, has appealed the District Court's February 27, 2012 denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. The District Court determined that Oram's petition was not properly verified as required by § 46-21-103, MCA. The court dismissed Oram's petition without prejudice, thus leaving him the ability to amend his petition and provide a more appropriate record. Nevertheless, Oram appealed. Consequently, any further attempts at post-conviction relief would be time barred.
¶3 We have determined to decide this case pursuant to Section I, Paragraph 3(d) of our Internal Operating Rules, which provides for noncitable memorandum opinions. Having reviewed the record and the arguments, we affirm the District Court's order.
/S/ JAMES C. NELSON
We Concur: /S/ MIKE McGRATH /S/ JIM RICE /S/ MICHAEL E WHEAT /S/ BRIAN MORRIS
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