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James R. "Bill" Fisher cert petition

James R. "Bill" Fisher cert petition

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Published by: The Dallas Morning News on Jun 30, 2011
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No. 11-In The Supreme Court of the United States
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  JAMES R. FISHER ANDODYSSEY RESIDENTIAL HOLDINGS, L.P.
Petitioners
,v.UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THENORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS,
Respondent
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UNITED STATES AND BRIAN POTASHNIK,
 Real Parties in Interest 
,
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 On Petition for a Writ of Certiorarito the United States Court of Appealsfor the Fifth Circuit
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PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI
 
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  John H. CarneyAndrew G. Counts John H. Carney & AssociatesOne Meadows Building5005 Greenville AvenueSuite 200Dallas, Texas 76206(214) 368-8300
 
 P
AUL
G.
 
C
ASSELL
 
Counsel of Record
Appellate Legal ClinicS. J. Quinney College of Law atthe University of Utah332. S. 1400 E., Room 101Salt Lake City, UT 84112Counsel for Petitioners(801) 201-8271
 
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QUESTION PRESENTED
 Under 18 U.S.C. § 3771(d)(3), a crime victimseeking to enforce a right under the Crime Victims’Rights Act “may petition the court of appeals for awrit of mandamus. . . . The court of appeals shall takeup and decide such application forthwith . . . .” Doesthis provision entitle crime victims to ordinaryappellate review of their claims (as the Second,Third, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits have held) oronly to limited mandamus review for “clear andindisputable error” (as the Fifth Circuit held below, joining the Sixth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits)?

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