Roberts v. Talley , 2015 Ark. 265 ( 2015 )


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                      SUPREME COURT OF ARKANSAS
                                            No.   CR-14-1089
    
                                                       Opinion Delivered June   4, 2015
    DERRICK ROBERTS
                                   PETITIONER          PRO SE PETITION FOR WRIT OF
                                                       MANDAMUS
    V.                                                 [COLUMBIA COUNTY CIRCUIT
                                                       COURT, NO. 14CR-09-113]
    HONORABLE DAVID W. TALLEY, JR.,
    CIRCUIT JUDGE
                     RESPONDENT                        PETITION MOOT.
    
    
                                             PER CURIAM
    
    
           Petitioner Derrick Roberts first filed in this court a pro se petition for writ of mandamus
    
    on December 17, 2014. Roberts had filed in the Columbia County Circuit Court a pro se
    
    petition for writ of error coram nobis on January 14, 2014. In the mandamus petition, Roberts
    
    sought to have Circuit Judge Larry Chandler enter a final order on the coram-nobis petition.
    
            On February 12, 2015, this court held that the mandamus action was moot because
    
    Judge Chandler retired from the bench, and the coram-nobis petition was reassigned. Roberts
    
    v. Chandler, 
    2015 Ark. 47
     (per curiam). Roberts filed an amended petition for writ of mandamus
    
    naming Circuit Judge David W. Talley, Jr., as the respondent. That amended petition is now
    
    before us.
    
           Judge Talley provided this court a copy of an order transferring the matter to Circuit
    
    Judge Hamilton H. Singleton. Because the respondent, as of the date of this opinion, is no
    
    longer responsible for acting on Roberts’s pending pleading, the amended petition for writ of
    
    mandamus is also moot. See Standridge v. Putman, 
    2014 Ark. 208
     (per curiam).
    
           We again note that Roberts’s coram-nobis petition has been pending for more than one
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    year and urge that the matter be disposed of promptly. The prompt resolution of all matters
    
    before a court is vital to the administration of justice. McNichols v. Elmore, 
    2014 Ark. 133
     (per
    
    curiam).
    
           Petition moot.
    
    
    
    
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Document Info

DocketNumber: CR-14-1089

Citation Numbers: 2015 Ark. 265

Judges: Per Curiam

Filed Date: 6/4/2015

Precedential Status: Precedential

Modified Date: 6/4/2015