Okang Rochelle

Filing 920091201

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 09-2196 In Re: OKANG KAREEM ROCHELLE, Petitioner. On Petition for Writ of Mandamus. (1:05-cr-00112-WO-1) Submitted: November 19, 2009 Decided: December 1, 2009 Before MOTZ, GREGORY, and SHEDD, Circuit Judges. Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Okang Kareem Rochelle, Petitioner Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Okang Kareem Rochelle petitions for a writ of mandamus seeking an order directing release pending sentencing or a status conference in the district court, and for the appointment of a special judge to "preside over litigation who would ensure that [his] rights governed by a fair and public hearing or trial [are] respected and protected." Pet. for Writ of Mandamus at 2. We conclude that Rochelle 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 135, 138 for only (4th a be In re First Fed. Sav. Cir. 1988). appeal; in Further, it is a mandamus drastic not substitute should direct used remedy that extraordinary circumstances. Kerr v. United States Dist. Court, 426 U.S. 394, 402 (1976); In re Beard, 811 F.2d 818, 826 (4th Cir. 1987). Rochelle circumstances through the or fails that his to rights demonstrate cannot be extraordinary fully protected established appellate process. Accordingly, although we grant leave to proceed informa pauperis, we deny the petition for writ of mandamus. We 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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