IN RE: CHARLES ANTHONY ALLEN

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Court of Appeals of Texas, Dallas.

IN RE: CHARLES ANTHONY ALLEN, SR., Relator

No. 05-18-00120-CV

Decided: February 16, 2018

Before Justices Lang, Myers, and Whitehill

MEMORANDUM OPINION

Relator's article 11.07 petition for writ of habeas corpus is pending in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. In a September 20, 2017 order, the court of criminal appeals ordered the trial court to take certain actions, make certain findings, and file a supplemental transcript and supplemental findings of fact and conclusions of law with 120 days of the date of the order. In this original proceeding, relator contends the trial court has not complied with the order and seeks a writ of mandamus directing the trial court to comply.

The Court of Criminal Appeals has exclusive jurisdiction to grant relief in a post-conviction habeas corpus proceeding where there is a final felony conviction. Padieu v. Court of Appeals of Texas, Fifth District, 392 S.W.3d 115, 117 (Tex. Crim. App. 2013); Ex parte Alexander, 685 S.W.2d 57, 60 (Tex. Crim. App. 1985); TEX. CODE CRIM. PROC. ANN. art. 11.07 § 5 (West Supp. 2013). An intermediate appellate court has no jurisdiction to rule on matters pertaining to a pending Article 11.07 application. Padieu, 392 S.W.3d at 117–18. The September 20, 2017 order pertains to relator's pending Article 11.07 application. We, therefore, have no jurisdiction to enforce that order. Accordingly, we dismiss this proceeding for want of jurisdiction.

DOUGLAS S. LANG JUSTICE

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