In Re: Jorge Galeas, Jr., No. 13-1009 (4th Cir. 2013)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 13-1009 In re: JORGE GALEAS, JR., Petitioner. On Petition for Writ of Mandamus. (No. 3:12-cv-00682-RJC) Submitted: March 26, 2013 Decided: March 29, 2013 Before DUNCAN, FLOYD, and THACKER, Circuit Judges. Petition denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Jorge Galeas, Jr., Petitioner Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Jorge Galeas, Jr., petitions for a writ of mandamus, seeking an order from this court directing the district court to adhere to the law in connection with a civil suit he filed in that court. We conclude that Galeas is not entitled to mandamus relief. Mandamus relief is a drastic remedy and should be used only in extraordinary circumstances. Kerr v. U. S. Dist. Court, 426 U.S. 394, 402 (1976); United States v. Moussaoui, 333 F.3d 509, 516-17 (4th Cir. 2003). Further, mandamus relief is available only when the petitioner has a clear right to the relief sought. 135, 138 (4th In re First Fed. Sav. & Loan Ass n, 860 F.2d Cir. 1988). substitute for appeal. Mandamus may not be used as a In re Lockheed Martin Corp., 503 F.3d 351, 353 (4th Cir. 2007). The relief sought by Galeas is not available by way of mandamus. mandamus. legal before Accordingly, we deny the petition for writ of We dispense with oral argument because the facts and contentions this court are adequately and argument presented would not in aid the the materials decisional process. PETITION DENIED 2