In re: Kai Ingram


NOT PRECEDENTIAL PER CURIAM OPINION Coram: AMBRO, GREENAWAY JR. and SCIRICA, Circuit Judges. Total Pages: 3. BLD-111 and BLD-112 [16-4188, 17-1058]

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Case: 16-4188 Document: 003112572519 Page: 1 BLD-111 and BLD-112 Date Filed: 03/23/2017 NOT PRECEDENTIAL UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT __________________ Nos. 16-4188 & 17-1058 __________________ In re: KAI D. INGRAM, Petitioner ____________________________________ On Petitions for Writs of Mandamus from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (Related to Civ. No. 1-12-cv-01900) ____________________________________ Submitted Pursuant to Rule 21, Fed. R. App. P. January 26, 2017 Before: AMBRO, GREENAWAY, JR., and SCIRICA, Circuit Judges (Opinion filed: March 23, 2017) _________ OPINION* _________ PER CURIAM Pro se petitioner Kai Ingram has filed two petitions for writs of mandamus. For the reasons set forth below, we will dismiss one petition and deny the other. In 2007, Ingram was convicted in the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas of * This disposition is not an opinion of the full Court and pursuant to I.O.P. 5.7 does not constitute binding precedent. Case: 16-4188 Document: 003112572519 Page: 2 Date Filed: 03/23/2017 four counts of aggravated assault and sentenced to 12½ to 25 years’ imprisonment. In 2012, he filed a petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2254 in the District Court. The District Court denied that petition, and we denied Ingram’s request for a certificate of appealability. See C.A. No. 15-2155. Ingram filed a motion under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b) in February 2016, which the District Court denied. On May 19, 2016, Ingram filed a second Rule 60(b) motion. On November 25, 2016, while that motion remained pending, Ingram filed a mandamus petition, asking this Court to direct the District Court to rule on the motion. That mandamus petition was docketed at C.A. No. 16-4188. On November 28, 2016, the District Court denied the second Rule 60(b) motion. Ingram filed a notice of appeal as to that order. He also filed a second mandamus petition, which was docketed at C.A. No. 17-1058. In that mandamus petition, Ingram argued that the District Court had erred in denying his § 2254 petition and Rule 60(b) motions. We will dismiss Ingram’s first mandamus petition — the petition he filed in C.A. 16-4188 — as moot. In that petition, he requested an order requiring the District Court to rule on his second Rule 60(b) motion. The District Court has since denied that motion. Because Ingram has now obtained the relief he sought, his petition is moot. See, e.g., Blanciak v. Allegheny Ludlum Corp., 77 F.3d 690, 698-99 (3d Cir. 1996). In the mandamus petition that Ingram filed in C.A. No. 17-1058, he challenges the correctness of the District Court’s various orders. However, mandamus relief is 2 Case: 16-4188 Document: 003112572519 Page: 3 Date Filed: 03/23/2017 unavailable because Ingram could obtain that relief through the normal appellate process. See In re Kensington Int’l Ltd., 353 F.3d 211, 219 (3d Cir. 2003) (“If, in effect, an appeal will lie, mandamus will not.”); In re Diet Drugs Prods. Liab. Litig., 418 F.3d 372, 378-79 (3d Cir. 2005). Indeed, Ingram will be able to contest the denial of his second Rule 60(b) motion in the appeal currently pending at C.A. No. 17-1012. Accordingly, we will dismiss as moot the mandamus petition in C.A. No. 16-4188 and deny the mandamus petition in C.A. No. 17-1058. 3

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