No. 90-16078.

936 F.2d 1068 (1991)

Leocadio C. MAFNAS, Petitioner-Appellee, v. The SUPERIOR COURT OF the COMMONWEALTH OF NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, Respondent-Appellee, v. Marian ALDAN-PIERCE, Real-Party-in-Interest-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided June 18, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Donald C. Williams, Carlsmith, Ball, Wichman, Murray, Case, Mukai and Ichiki, Saipan, MP, for real-party-in-interest-appellant.

Theodore R. Mitchell, Saipan, MP, for petitioner-appellee.

Before SCHROEDER, FLETCHER and FERGUSON, Circuit Judges.

FERGUSON, Circuit Judge:

The appellant and real-party-in-interest, Aldan-Pierce, appeals the Northern Mariana Islands Supreme Court's issuance of a writ of prohibition to the Northern Mariana Islands Superior Court instructing the trial court to disregard a mandate from the Appellate Division of the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.


The procedural background to this case is confusing due to what appears to be a race between the...

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