In Re: Arthur Jone
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--granting Motion to proceed in forma pauperis (FRAP 24) [999789377-2]; denying Motion for writ of mandamus (FRAP 21) [999789374-2] Originating case number: 2:99-cr-00362-DCN-1 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Arthur Jones, Jr.. [16-1374]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
In re: ARTHUR F. JONES, JR., a/k/a Arthur Palmer, a/k/a
June, a/k/a Junior,
On Petition for Writ of Mandamus.
May 18, 2016
May 23, 2016
Before SHEDD, DIAZ, and HARRIS, Circuit Judges.
Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Arthur F. Jones, Petitioner Pro Se.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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criminal case to state court. *
We conclude that Jones 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.
Mandamus may not be used as a substitute for appeal.
re Lockheed Martin Corp., 503 F.3d 351, 353 (4th Cir. 2007).
Accordingly, although we grant leave to proceed in
forma pauperis, we deny the petition for a writ of mandamus.
this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
Jones mailed a courtesy
the district court, which then
in a new civil case. Jones v.
MBS (D.S.C., PACER No. 1). We
directed to this court.
copy of the instant petition to
proceeded to docket the petition
United States, No. 6:16-cv-01059understand Jones’ petition to be
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