In Re: Janice Grenadier


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--denying Motion for writ of mandamus (FRAP 21) [999724774-2]; granting Motion to proceed in forma pauperis (FRAP 24) [999724773-2] Originating case number: 1:14-cv-00827-LMB-TCB. Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. [999897180]. Mailed to: Janice Grenadier. [15-2574]

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Appeal: 15-2574 Doc: 9 Filed: 07/26/2016 Pg: 1 of 2 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 15-2574 In Re: JANICE WOLK GRENADIER, Petitioner. On Petition for Writ of Mandamus. (1:14-cv-00827-LMB-TCB) Submitted: July 15, 2016 Decided: July 26, 2016 Before WILKINSON and NIEMEYER, Circuit Judges, and DAVIS, Senior Circuit Judge. Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Janice Wolk Grenadier, Petitioner Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Appeal: 15-2574 Doc: 9 Filed: 07/26/2016 Pg: 2 of 2 PER CURIAM: Janice Wolk Grenadier petitions for a writ of mandamus seeking an order requiring the district court judge to recuse herself. We conclude that Grenadier is not entitled to mandamus relief. 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, 333 F.3d 509, 516-17 (4th Cir. 2003). Further, mandamus relief is available only when the petitioner has a clear right to the relief sought. In re First Fed. Sav. & Loan Ass’n, 860 F.2d 135, 138 (4th Cir. 1988). Because Grenadier essentially seeks to reopen her case, the relief sought is not available by way of mandamus. Accordingly, although we grant leave to proceed in forma 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 this court and argument would not aid the decisional process. PETITION DENIED 2

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