No. 01-35775.

329 F.3d 1019 (2003)

David B. LOWRY, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Jo Anne BARNHART, in her capacity as Commissioner of the Social Security Administration; Dan Hyatt; Riley Atkins; Bennett Engelman, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed May 16, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Rosemary B. Schurman, Kirkland, WA, for the appellant.

Victoria B. Chhagan, Assistant Regional Counsel, Social Security Administration, Seattle, WA, for the appellees.

Before REAVLEY, KOZINSKI and W. FLETCHER, Circuit Judges.


KOZINSKI, Circuit Judge.

In this case, social security lawyer David Lowry tries to live out what must be every lawyer's fantasy by suing the judge who ruled against him one time too many. Lowry seeks a writ of mandamus to have Administrative Law Judge Dan Hyatt investigated and kicked off his future cases. We consider whether the writ can be put to this novel use.

1. Lowry represents social security claimants, and Hyatt is an...

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