Cecil R. McDonald v. Rick Thaler, Director of TDCJ--Appeal from of County (majority)

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NO. 07-12-00404-CV IN THE COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH DISTRICT OF TEXAS AT AMARILLO PANEL B OCTOBER 24, 2012 CECIL R. MCDONALD, APPELLANT v. RICK THALER, DIRECTOR OF TDCJ, APPELLEE Before QUINN, C.J., and CAMPBELL and HANCOCK, JJ. MEMORANDUM OPINION Appellant, Cecil R. McDonald, filed a document, on September 7, 2012, entitled Contest the Certification Decision that appears to express a desire to appeal a decision of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas that was entered in cause number 5:08-CV-00255-C. We dismiss the appeal. On September 18, 2012, the Court sent McDonald a letter acknowledging receipt of the above-described document. This letter further explained to McDonald that this Court does not have authority to review the actions of a federal court. Finally, the letter directed McDonald to show cause, within ten days of the letter, how this Court has jurisdiction over this appeal or the appeal would be dismissed for want of jurisdiction. McDonald has failed to respond in any manner. Accordingly, having no jurisdiction over a federal court and due to McDonald s failure to comply with a directive of this Court, we now dismiss this appeal. See TEX. R. APP. P. 42.3(a), (c). Mackey K. Hancock Justice 2