In re: Curtis Richardson, No. 18-1580 (4th Cir. 2018)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 18-1580 In re: CURTIS RICHARDSON, Petitioner. On Petition for Writ of Mandamus. (4:15-cr-00492-RBH-1) Submitted: August 16, 2018 Decided: August 20, 2018 Before WYNN and DIAZ, Circuit Judges, and SHEDD, Senior Circuit Judge. Petitions denied by unpublished per curiam opinion. Curtis Richardson, Petitioner Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Curtis Richardson filed a petition and several supplemental petitions for a writ of mandamus, seeking an order directing the district court to rule on his 18 U.S.C. § 3582 (2012) motions and his motion for the district court to provide a ruling on Mathis v. United States, 136 S. Ct. 2243 (2016). He also contends that he is entitled to relief under RosalesMireles v. United States, 138 S. Ct. 1897 (2018). We conclude that Richardson 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. In re Norfolk S. Ry. Co., 756 F.3d 282, 294 (4th Cir. 2014). Our review of the district court’s docket reveals that the district court ruled on Richardson’s § 3582 motions in June 2018 and ruled on his motion for the court to provide a ruling on Mathis in October 2017. Furthermore, with regard to Richardson’s claim under Rosales-Mireles, Richardson has not shown that he has a clear and indisputable right to the relief sought. Accordingly, although we grant leave to proceed in forma pauperis, we deny the petitions for writ of mandamus. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process. PETITIONS DENIED 2