IN RE: KAMAURIS DEVONTAY JOHNSON

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Court of Appeals of Texas, Dallas.

IN RE: KAMAURIS DEVONTAY JOHNSON, Relator

No. 05-17-00811-CV

Decided: July 21, 2017

Before Justices Lang-Miers, Evans, and Stoddart

MEMORANDUM OPINION

Before the Court is relator's July 12, 2017 petition for writ of mandamus in which relator asks the Court to direct Dallas District Clerk Felicia Pitre to transfer certain documents to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

This Court does not have jurisdiction to issue a writ of mandamus against a district clerk unless it is necessary to enforce our own jurisdiction. TEX. GOV'T CODE ANN. § 22.221(a) (West 2004) (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 Wilkerson, No. 05-16-00322-CV, 2016 WL 1320815, at *1 (Tex. App.—Dallas Apr. 5, 2016, orig. proceeding) (citing In re Simpson, 997 S.W.2d 939, 939 (Tex. App.—Waco 1999, orig. proceeding)). 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.

DAVID EVANS JUSTICE