UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
In Re: GEORGE W. GANTT-EL, Petitioner.
On Petition for Writ of Mandamus.
November 19, 2009
December 1, 2009
Before MOTZ, GREGORY, and SHEDD, Circuit Judges.
Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion.
George W. Gantt-El, Petitioner Pro Se.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
PER CURIAM: George W. Gantt-El petitions for a writ of mandamus seeking an order directing the district court to stop denying him access to court in his habeas corpus proceeding. We
conclude that Gantt-El is not entitled to mandamus relief. Mandamus relief is available only when the petitioner has a clear right to the relief sought. Loan Ass'n, is 860 a F.2d drastic 135, 138 (4th and In re First Fed. Sav. & Cir. 1988). only be Further, used in
Kerr v. United States Dist. Court,
426 U.S. 394, 402 (1976); In re Beard, 811 F.2d 818, 826 (4th Cir. 1987). Mandamus may not be used as a substitute for
In re United Steelworkers, 595 F.2d 958, 960 (4th Cir.
The relief sought by Gantt-El is not available by way of mandamus. Accordingly, although we grant leave to proceed in We
forma pauperis, we deny the petition for writ of mandamus.
deny Gantt-El's motion for a certificate of appealability as unnecessary dispense and deny oral his motion for judicial the notice. and We legal
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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