In Re: Jaime Covarrubias Appeal from 292nd Judicial District Court of Dallas County (memorandum opinion)

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Dismissed and Opinion Filed November 21, 2018 S In The Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas No. 05-18-01398-CV IN RE JAIME COVARRUBIAS, Relator Original Proceeding from the 292nd Judicial District Court Dallas County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. F99-32080-QV MEMORANDUM OPINION Before Justices Bridges, Brown, and Boatright Opinion by Justice Bridges In this original proceeding, relator seeks a writ of mandamus asking the Court to “exercise its authority over head District Attorney Faith Johnson.” This Court does not have jurisdiction to issue a writ of mandamus against a district attorney unless it is necessary to enforce our own jurisdiction. TEX. GOV’T CODE § 22.221(b) (court of appeals may only issue writ of mandamus against district and county judges or as necessary to enforce jurisdiction of appellate court); In re Meyer, 482 S.W.3d 706, 709 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2016, orig. proceeding) (case law is clear that courts of appeals do not have jurisdiction to issue writ of mandamus against district attorney). Relator has no appeal pending in this Court and, therefore, our jurisdiction is not in jeopardy. Accordingly, we dismiss relator’s petition for writ of mandamus for want of jurisdiction. 181398F.P05 /David L. Bridges/ DAVID L. BRIDGES JUSTICE