In Re Douglas Henry Thornton, Petitioner, 971 F.2d 766 (D.C. Cir. 1992)

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US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - 971 F.2d 766 (D.C. Cir. 1992)

June 5, 1992. Rehearing and Rehearing En BancDenied Oct. 27, 1992

Before WALD, D.H. GINSBURG and SENTELLE, Circuit Judges.



Upon consideration of the petition for a writ of mandamus, motion to proceed in forma pauperis, motion for appointment of counsel, motions for emergency injunctions, motion for compelling discovery, motions to enter documentary evidence, motion for oral argument and medical statement, motion to file supplemental and amended complaint, and motion for production of documents, it is

ORDERED that the motion to proceed in forma pauperis be granted. The Clerk is directed to enter the petition on the court's general docket. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that the petition for writ of mandamus be denied. A writ of mandamus will issue to block a transfer only upon a showing that the district court grossly abused its discretion. In re Tripati, 836 F.2d 1406, 1407 (D.C. Cir. 1988). Appellant has made no such showing here. Appellant is incarcerated in the transferee forum, the events underlying his complaint occurred primarily at the Marion facility in southern Illinois, and the primary proof of appellant's allegations will involve evidence and witnesses located in Illinois rather than the District of Columbia. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that the remaining motions be dismissed as moot.