Wilson
v.
Kings Cnty. Dist. Attorney

Not overruled or negatively treated on appealinfoCoverage
SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Appellate Division, Second Judicial DepartmentSep 12, 2018
2018 N.Y. Slip Op. 6021 (N.Y. App. Div. 2018)

2018-05041

09-12-2018

In the Matter of Shamduh Wilson, petitioner, v. Kings County District Attorney, et al., respondents.

Shamduh Wilson, Attica NY, petitioner pro se. Barbara D. Underwood, Attorney General, New York, NY (Charles F. Sanders of counsel), for respondent Vincent Del Giudice.


SHERI S. ROMAN SYLVIA O. HINDS-RADIX COLLEEN D. DUFFY, JJ.

Shamduh Wilson, Attica NY, petitioner pro se.

Barbara D. Underwood, Attorney General, New York, NY (Charles F. Sanders of counsel), for respondent Vincent Del Giudice.

DECISION & JUDGMENT

Proceeding pursuant to CPLR article 78, inter alia, in effect, in the nature of mandamus to compel the respondent Vincent Del Giudice, a Justice of the Supreme Court, Kings County, to decide the petitioner's pro se motion to dismiss Kings County Indictment No. 1651/18 in an underlying action entitled People of the State of New York v Wilson , and in the nature of prohibition to preclude Justice Del Giudice and the respondent Kings County District Attorney from proceeding on the indictment until the petitioner's pro se motion is decided.

ADJUDGED that the petition is denied and the proceeding is dismissed, without costs or disbursements.

The extraordinary remedy of mandamus will lie only to compel the performance of a ministerial act, and only where there exists a clear legal right to the relief cought (see Legal Aid Soc'y of Sullivan County, Inc. v Scheinman , 53 NY2d 12, 16). "Because of its extraordinary nature, prohibition is available only where there exists a clear legal right, and then only when a court—in cases where judicial authority is challenged—acts or threatens to act wither without jurisdiction or in excess of its authorized powers" (Matter of Holtzma n v Goldman, 71 NY2d 564, 569; see Matter of Rush v Mordue , 68 NY2d 348, 352). The petitioner failed to demonstrate a clear legal right to the relief sought.

MASTRO, J.P., ROMAN, HINDS-RADIX and DUFFY, JJ., concur. ENTER:

Aprilanne Agostino

Clerk of the Court