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In re Douglas

Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourteenth District

January 23, 2014

IN RE RALPH O. DOUGLAS, Relator

ORIGINAL PROCEEDING WRIT OF MANDAMUS 240th District Court Fort Bend County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 12DCV196294

Panel Consists of Chief Justice Frost and Justices Jamison and Wise.

MEMORANDUM OPINION

PER CURIAM

On January 3, 2014, relator Ralph O. Douglas filed a petition for writ of mandamus in this Court. See Tex. Gov't Code Ann. § 22.221; see also Tex. R. App. P. 52. In the petition, relator asks this Court to compel Christina Propes, Director of the Review and Release Processing Section of the Parole Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to produce documents pursuant to a subpoena issued by the Brazoria County District Clerk.

This Court's mandamus jurisdiction is governed by Section 22.221 of the Texas Government Code. Section 22.221 expressly limits the mandamus jurisdiction of the courts of appeals to: (1) writs against a district court judge or a county court judge in the court of appeals' district, and (2) all writs necessary to enforce the court of appeals' jurisdiction. Tex. Gov't Code Ann. ยง 22.221. The Director of the Review and Release Processing Section of the Parole Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is not a district court or county court judge in this Court's district, and relator has not shown that the issuance of a writ compelling the ...


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