Charles Cassell, III

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 09-1131 In Re: CHARLES M. CASSELL, III, Petitioner. On Petition for Writ of Mandamus. (5:06-ct-03025-BO) Submitted: February 20, 2009 Decided: March 11, 2009 Before NIEMEYER, TRAXLER, and SHEDD, Circuit Judges. Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Charles M. Cassell, III, Petitioner Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Charles seeking an Cassell petitions the for a writ of mandamus, of Maury order directing to superintendent him with legal Correctional Institution provide supplies, including paper. Mandamus is a drastic remedy to be used only Kerr v. United States Dist. in extraordinary circumstances. Court, 426 U.S. 394, 404 (1974); In re: Beard, 811 F.2d 818, 826 (4th Cir. 1987). Mandamus relief is available only when the In re: First petitioner has a clear right to the relief sought. Fed. Sav. & Loan Ass'n, 860 F.2d 135, 138 (4th Cir. 1988). A mandamus petitioner must show that he has a clear right to the relief sought, that the respondent has a clear duty to perform the particular act requested, Id. and that the plaintiff has no other adequate remedy. We conclude that Cassell has not made the required showing. pauperis, dispense Accordingly, while we grant leave to proceed in forma we with deny oral the petition for writ the of mandamus. and We legal argument because facts contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. PETITION DENIED 2

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