Teresa Bland

Filing 920100323

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 09-2031 In Re: TERESA L. BLAND, Petitioner. On Petition for Writ of Mandamus. (0:06-cr-01255-JFA-2) Submitted: February 18, 2010 Decided: March 23, 2010 Before WILKINSON, MOTZ, and GREGORY, Circuit Judges. Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Teresa L. Bland, Petitioner Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Teresa L. Bland petitions for a writ of mandamus seeking an order directing the district court and/or the Bureau of Prisons to allow her to serve her sentence through home confinement. relief. We conclude that Bland is not entitled to mandamus Mandamus is a drastic remedy and should be used only in extraordinary circumstances. United States v. Moussaoui, 333 F.3d 509, 516 (4th Cir. 2003). Mandamus relief is available only when the petitioner has a clear, indisputable right to the relief sought. Id. at 517. Moreover, mandamus may not be used In re Lockheed Martin Corp., 503 2007). her Because sentence Bland has no home as a substitute for appeal. F.3d 351, 353 (4th Cir. to indispensible right serve through confinement, the relief she seeks is not available by way of mandamus. Further, it is abundantly clear that she seeks to use mandamus as a vehicle to circumvent the appeal process. Accordingly, although we grant leave to proceed in We forma pauperis, we deny the petition for writ of mandamus. dispense with oral argument because the facts and 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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