Ross v. Jenkins et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying 18 Motion for Writ of Certiorari filed by Defendant Royall Jenkins. Signed by Magistrate Judge Teresa J. James on 10/16/2017. Mailed to pro se party Royall Jenkins by regular mail. (ts)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
ROYALL JENKINS, et al.,
Case No. 17-cv-2547-DDC-TJJ
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on Defendant Royall Jenkins’ Motion for Writ of Certiorari
(ECF No. 18). The Court is unable to determine what Defendant seeks in his motion and does not
have authority to issue a writ of certiorari in this case. The Court will therefore deny the motion.
A writ of certiorari is authorized in the following instances. Parties wishing to have their
appeals heard by the United States Supreme Court may file a writ of certiorari following an
adverse decision by a United States Court of Appeals.1 Parties wishing to have their appeals
heard by the United States Supreme Court may file a writ of certiorari following an adverse
decision by the highest court of a State.2 And in a case pending in a United States District Court
that has been removed from a State court but the parties have not properly filed the State court
record in the federal case, the District Court may issue a writ of certiorari to the State court to
obtain the State court records.3
None of these three situations is present in this case. Because Defendant has filed a
See 28 U.S.C. § 1254.
See 28 U.S.C. § 1257.
See 28 U.S.C. § 1447(b).
motion seeking a writ that this Court is unable to issue, the Court has no authority to grant the
The Court notes that according to the returns of service Plaintiff has filed in the court
record,4 all Defendants (including Royall Jenkins) have been served with process and the time has
passed for each to answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff’s complaint.5 Defendant Jenkins’
current motion does not meet the requirements of the rules.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Defendant Royall Jenkins’ Motion for Writ of
Certiorari (ECF No. 18) is DENIED.
Dated this 16th day of October, 2017 at Kansas City, Kansas.
s/ Teresa J. James
Teresa J. James
U.S. Magistrate Judge
See ECF Nos. 9-17.
See Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(a)(1).
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