Coughlin
v.
Clifton

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEVADASep 20, 2013
No. 63342 (Nev. Sep. 20, 2013)

No. 63342

2013-09-20

ZACHARY B. COUGHLIN, Petitioner, v. DAVID CLIFTON; RENO JUSTICE COURT; WASHOE COUNTY JAIL; AND THE HONORABLE ELLIOTT A. SATTLER, II, DISTRICT JUDGE, Respondents.


An unpublished order shall not be regarded as precedent and shall not be cited as legal authority. SCR 123.

ORDER DENYING PETITION

FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS OR PROHIBITION

This is an original proper person petition for a writ of mandamus or prohibition.

A writ of mandamus is available to compel the performance of an act that the law requires as a duty resulting from an office, trust, or station, or to control an arbitrary or capricious exercise of discretion. See NRS 34.160; Int'l Game Tech., Inc. v. Second Judicial Dist. Court, 124 Nev. 193, 197, 179 P.3d 556, 558 (2008). This court may issue a writ of prohibition to arrest the proceedings of a district court exercising its judicial functions when such proceedings are in excess of the district court's jurisdiction. See NRS 34.320; Smith v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, 107 Nev. 674, 677, 818 P.2d 849, 851 (1991). It is within our discretion to determine if a writ petition will be considered. Smith, 107 Nev. at 677, 818 P.2d at .851. Petitioner bears the burden of demonstrating that extraordinary relief is warranted. Pan v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, 120 Nev. 222, 228, 88 P.3d 840, 844 (2004).

Having considered the petition and petitioner's various other filings, we conclude that our intervention by way of extraordinary relief is not warranted, and we therefore deny the petition. NRAP 21(b)(1); Smith, 107 Nev. at 677, 818 P.2d at 851.

It is so ORDERED.

Having considered the various documents filed by petitioner, we conclude that all other requests for relief made in this matter should be denied.

____________, J.


Gibbons


____________, J.


Douglas


____________, J.


Saitta
cc: Hon. Elliott A. Sattler, District Judge


Zachary B. Coughlin


David Clifton