Jones-Theophilious v. Arizona, State of et al
ORDER denying 1 Writ and this case is dismissed. Clerk to enter judgment. Signed by Judge David G Campbell on 1/28/14. (LSP)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
No. CV 13-2658-PHX-DGC (SPL)
State of Arizona, et al.,
Plaintiff Brett Jones-Theophilious, who is confined in the Metropolitan Detention
Center, filed a document entitled “Appeal, Challenge of Jurisdiction, Writ of Mandamus,
Gate-Keeping by Agents of the AOU Acting in the Capacity of Overlord of Justice
Default Judgment Requested” (Doc. 1) (the “Writ”).1 The Court will deny the Writ and
dismiss this case.
In his Writ, Plaintiff names the State of Arizona and the Administrative Office of
the United States Courts as Respondents. Plaintiff alleges that, on October 8, 2013, he
sent a Complaint to the “United States District Court in Arizona, at Maricopa County”
and the Clerk of the Court did not file the Complaint.2 Plaintiff also alleges that he sent
Defendants a copy of the Complaint and they are in default and are “barred from
To facilitate the consideration of this case, the Clerk of the Court labeled the
document a “Complaint for Writ of Mandamus” on the Court’s docket.
To the extent Plaintiff sent his Complaint to this Court for filing, the Clerk of this
Court has no record of receiving the Complaint to which Plaintiff refers.
contesting or rebutting affidavit complaint.” Plaintiff requests that the Court order the
Clerk to file the Complaint and to enter default judgment against the Defendants.
“Mandamus is an extraordinary remedy granted in the court’s sound discretion.”
Johnson v. Reilly, 349 F.3d 1149, 1154 (9th Cir. 2003) (citation omitted). For mandamus
relief, three elements must be satisfied: (1) petitioner has a clear and certain claim; (2) the
respondent has a non-discretionary, ministerial duty, which is so plain as to be free from
doubt; and (3) the petitioner does not have an adequate available remedy. Id. at 1153.
Plaintiff has failed to satisfy any of these elements. Accordingly, the Writ will be
denied and this case will be dismissed. If Plaintiff seeks to file a Complaint in this Court,
he may mail an original plus one copy of the complaint and any other documents
submitted to the Court. If Plaintiff wishes to have a file-stamped copy of the document
returned to him, he must send one additional copy to the Court. All copies must be
identical to the original. Plaintiff must also submit the appropriate filing fee for the
Complaint or an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. The Court’s address is:
United States District Court
District of Arizona - Phoenix Division
Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse, Suite 130
401 West Washington Street, SPC 1
Phoenix, AZ 85003-2118
Based on the foregoing,
IT IS ORDERED that the Writ (Doc. 1) is denied and this case is dismissed.
The Clerk of Court must enter judgment accordingly.
Dated this 28th day of January, 2014.
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