Roberts v. Chandler , 2015 Ark. 47 ( 2015 )


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                      SUPREME COURT OF ARKANSAS
                                            No.   CR-14-1089
    
                                                       Opinion Delivered February   12, 2015
    DERRICK ROBERTS
                                  PETITIONER           PRO SE PETITION FOR WRIT OF
                                                       MANDAMUS
    V.                                                 [COLUMBIA COUNTY CIRCUIT
                                                       COURT, NO. 14CR-09-113]
    HONORABLE LARRY CHANDLER,
    CIRCUIT JUDGE
                      RESPONDENT                       PETITION MOOT.
    
    
                                            PER CURIAM
    
           Now before us is a pro se petition for writ of mandamus filed here on December 17,
    
    2014, by petitioner Derrick Roberts. On January 14, 2014, petitioner filed in the Columbia
    
    County Circuit Court a pro se petition for writ of error coram nobis. In the mandamus petition,
    
    petitioner seeks to have Circuit Judge Larry Chandler enter a final order on the coram-nobis
    
    petition.
    
           On December 23, 2014, Judge Chandler timely filed a response to the petition in which
    
    he stated that he was retiring from the bench on December 31, 2014, at which time the coram-
    
    nobis petition would be reassigned. Because the respondent, as of the date of this opinion, is
    
    no longer responsible for acting on petitioner’s pending pleading, this mandamus action is moot.
    
    Nevertheless, we take this opportunity to note that petitioner’s coram-nobis petition has been
    
    pending for more than one year. The reassignment process, if it has not already been completed,
    
    should be carried out promptly so that action can be taken on the pleading. The prompt
    
    resolution of all matters before a court is vital to the administration of justice. McNichols v.
    
    Elmore, 
    2014 Ark. 133
     (per curiam).
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    Petition moot.
    
    Derrick Roberts, pro se petitioner.
    
    Dustin McDaniel, Att’y Gen., by: Rebecca Kane, Ass’t Att’y Gen., for appellee.
    
    
    
    
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Document Info

DocketNumber: CR-14-1089

Citation Numbers: 2015 Ark. 47

Judges: Per Curiam

Filed Date: 2/12/2015

Precedential Status: Precedential

Modified Date: 3/3/2016