Case: 09-5322

Document: 1217672

Filed: 11/25/2009

Page: 1

United States Court of Appeals
F OR T HE D ISTRICT OF C OLUMBIA C IRCUIT

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No. 09-5322

September Term 2009
1:08-cv-2234 Filed On: November 25, 2009

In re: Christopher Earl Strunk, Petitioner

BEFORE:

Ginsburg, Garland, and Brown, Circuit Judges

ORDER Upon consideration of the petition for a writ of mandamus, the motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis, and the motion for a waiver of the docketing fee, it is ORDERED that the motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis and the motion for a waiver of the docketing fee be granted. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the petition for a writ of mandamus be denied. Petitioner has not shown any misconduct by the district court clerk’s office. Moreover, “judicial rulings alone almost never constitute a valid basis for a bias or partiality motion,” Liteky v. United States, 510 U.S. 540, 555 (1994), and petitioner has not identified any ruling that would warrant recusal of the district judge in his cases. Finally, any suggestion that the district judge is conspiring with the Society of Jesus or other entities discussed in the petition is without support, and we will not reach any other arguments that have not been properly presented to and ruled on by the district judge in the first instance. Pursuant to D.C. Circuit Rule 36, this disposition will not be published.

Per Curiam FOR THE COURT: Mark J. Langer, Clerk

By:

/s/ Lynda M. Flippin Deputy Clerk

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