In Re Randy Davis--Appeal from Criminal District Court of Jefferson County

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Download PDF In The Court of Appeals Ninth District of Texas at Beaumont _________________ NO. 09-10-00563-CV _________________ IN RE RANDY DAVIS ________________________________________________________________________ Original Proceeding ________________________________________________________________________ MEMORANDUM OPINION Relator Randy Davis filed a petition for writ of mandamus, in which he asserts that although the trial judge ordered the court reporter to transcribe the record of Davisâ s guilty plea hearing, Davisâ s mother has not been permitted to obtain a copy from the district clerk. To the extent Davisâ s petition asks this Court to require the district clerk to provide the requested record, the district clerk is not a person against whom we may issue a writ of mandamus other than to enforce our jurisdiction. See Tex. Govâ t Code Ann. § 22.221(a), (b) (West 2004). Davis has not shown that issuance of the writ against the district clerk is necessary to enforce our jurisdiction; therefore, we dismiss that portion of Davisâ s petition for writ of mandamus for want of jurisdiction. See id.; see also In re 1 Pennington, No. 09-08-370 CV, 2008 WL 4425521, at *1 (Tex. App.â Beaumont Oct. 2, 2008, orig. proceeding) (mem. op). To the extent that Davisâ s petition seeks to compel the transcription of the reporterâ s record of his plea hearing, we note that the trial court record in cause number 09-5799-A contains the reporterâ s record of the plea hearing that took place on January 6, 2010. Relator has not demonstrated that he is entitled to mandamus relief from this Court. See State ex rel. Hill v. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Dist., 34 S.W.3d 924, 927 (Tex. Crim. App. 2001). Accordingly, we deny relief on the petition for writ of mandamus. PETITION DISMISSED IN PART FOR WANT OF JURISDICTION AND DENIED IN PART. PER CURIAM Submitted on January 31, 2011 Opinion Delivered February 24, 2011 Before McKeithen, C.J., Gaultney and Horton, JJ. 2