Dunahue v. Dennis (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Petitioner, an inmate, was convicted in 2008 of aggravated robbery. Petitioner was sentenced as a habitual offender to 600 months’ imprisonment. In 2016, Petitioner filed pleadings that the Supreme Court treated as a motion for rule on clerk, asking the Court to direct a circuit judge and circuit clerk to permit him to file pro se petitions for writs of habeas corpus and petitions for writs of mandamus. Petitioner contended that because he had not been granted indigent status, he was ordered to submit a filing fee that he could not afford, and because his pleadings and accompanying orders were not filed, he was prevented from appealing them. The Supreme Court noted that because it did not have a certified record, it was unable to determine what precisely occurred and whether Petitioner’s motion was moot. The Court then appointed a special master to ascertain what occurred in this case and the current status of Petitioner’s petition.