Raymond Chestnut v., No. 17-2859 (3d Cir. 2017)

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HLD-011 NOT PRECEDENTIAL UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT ___________ No. 17-2859 ___________ IN RE: RAYMOND EDWARD CHESTNUT, Petitioner ____________________________________ On a Petition for Writ of Mandamus from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (Related to M.D. Pa. Civ. No. 3:16-cv-00097) ____________________________________ Submitted Pursuant to Rule 21, Fed. R. App. P. September 28, 2017 Before: SMITH, Chief Judge, MCKEE and RENDELL, Circuit Judges (Opinion filed: November 15, 2017) _________ OPINION* _________ PER CURIAM Raymond Chestnut filed a petition for writ of mandamus requesting that we direct the District Court to enter judgment on his 28 U.S.C. § 2241 petition filed in Chestnut v. Ebbert, M.D. Pa. Civ. No. 3:16-cv-00097. The District Court has since terminated the case, effectively granting Chestnut’s motion for voluntary dismissal. In light of the District * This disposition is not an opinion of the full Court and pursuant to I.O.P. 5.7 does not constitute binding precedent. Court’s action, the question Chestnut presented is no longer a live controversy, so we will dismiss his mandamus petition as moot. See, e.g., Lusardi v. Xerox Corp., 975 F.2d 964, 974 (3d Cir. 1992). 2
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