In Re Michael Sindram, Petitioner, 953 F.2d 688 (D.C. Cir. 1992)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - 953 F.2d 688 (D.C. Cir. 1992) Jan. 17, 1992. Rehearing Denied Feb. 11, 1992. Rehearing En Banc Denied April 9, 1992

Before MIKVA, Chief Judge, and KAREN LECRAFT HENDERSON and RANDOLPH, Circuit Judges.


ORDER

PER CURIAM

Upon consideration of the petition for a writ of mandamus and related relief and the motion for leave to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis ("IFP"), it is

ORDERED that the motion for leave to proceed IFP be granted. The Clerk is directed to enter the petition for a writ of mandamus on the court's general docket. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that the petition for a writ of mandamus be denied. Mandamus is an extraordinary remedy, which is not available where the relief sought is available through other means, such as direct appeal. See Allied Chem. Corp. v. Daiflon, Inc., 449 U.S. 33, 36 (1980) (per curiam); Kerr v. United States District Court, 426 U.S. 394, 403 (1976).