In re: Mohammad Amin


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--denying Motion to proceed in forma pauperis (FRAP 24) [999629578-2]; dismissing petition for writ of mandamus (FRAP 21) filed by Petitioner Mohammad Harris Amin [999623621-2]. Originating case number: Copies to all parties. [999680223]. Mailed to: Mohammad Amin. [15-1794]

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Appeal: 15-1794 Doc: 7 Filed: 10/19/2015 Pg: 1 of 2 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 15-1794 In Re: MOHAMMAD HARRIS AMIN, Petitioner. On Petition for Writ of Mandamus. Submitted: October 15, 2015 Decided: October 19, 2015 Before WILKINSON, AGEE, and HARRIS, Circuit Judges. Petition dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Mohammad Harris Amin, Petitioner Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Appeal: 15-1794 Doc: 7 Filed: 10/19/2015 Pg: 2 of 2 PER CURIAM: Mohammad Harris Amin has filed a petition for a writ of mandamus seeking an order directing the Loudoun County Circuit Court and Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to rule on a pending probation violation. Mandamus relief is a drastic remedy and should be used only in extraordinary circumstances. Kerr v. U.S. Dist. Court, 426 U.S. 394, 402 (1976); United States v. Moussaoui, mandamus 333 relief F.3d is 509, 516-17 available (4th only clear right to the relief sought. Cir. when 2003). the Further, petitioner has a In re First Fed. Sav. & Loan Ass’n, 860 F.2d 135, 138 (4th Cir. 1988). We lack jurisdiction to grant mandamus relief against state officials. Gurley v. Superior Court of Mecklenburg Cty., 411 F.2d 586, 587 (4th Cir. 1969) (per curiam). Because Amin seeks a writ of mandamus against state officials, we lack jurisdiction over his petition. Accordingly, we dismiss deny petition. legal before leave to proceed in forma pauperis and the We dispense with oral argument because the facts and contentions this court are adequately and argument presented would not in aid the the materials decisional process. PETITION DISMISSED 2

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