In re Blunt

State of Texas in the Fourteenth Court of AppealsJul 30, 2015
NO. 14-15-00617-CR (Tex. App. Jul. 30, 2015)

NO. 14-15-00617-CR



ORIGINAL PROCEEDING WRIT OF MANDAMUS 185th District Court Harris County, Texas
Trial Court Cause No. 1132233-C


On July 20, 2015, relator Lamonn E. Blunt filed a petition for writ of mandamus in this court. See Tex. Gov't Code Ann. § 22.221 (West 2004); see also Tex. R. App. P. 52. In the petition, relator asks this court to compel the Honorable Chris Daniel, Harris County District Clerk, to file relator's supplemental application for writ of habeas corpus.

This court's mandamus jurisdiction is governed by Section 22.221 of the Texas Government Code. Section 22.221 expressly limits the mandamus jurisdiction of the courts of appeals to: (1) writs against a district court judge or a county court judge in the court of appeals' district; and (2) all writs necessary to enforce the court of appeals' jurisdiction. Tex. Gov't Code Ann. § 22.221. The district clerk is not a district court or county court judge in this court's district, and relator has not shown that the issuance of a writ compelling the requested relief is necessary to enforce this court's appellate jurisdiction. Therefore, we do not have jurisdiction to issue a writ of mandamus against the district clerk.

In his petition, relator apparently has confused this court with the district court as his request for relief appears to be directed to the lower court. --------

Accordingly, we dismiss relator's petition for writ of mandamus for lack of jurisdiction.

PER CURIAM Panel consists of Chief Justice Frost and Justices Jamison and Busby.
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