Williams A. White petitions for a writ of mandamus. White, who is currently incarcerated, requests an order compelling the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to docket his motion to compel or, in the alternative, provide him with the case number and docket sheet for an "improperly not publicly reported, and, presumably sealed, criminal matter" [sic] involving Joshua Caleb Sutter.
It appears that Sutter was arrested and charged with firearm-related offenses in the Eastern District in February 2003.
White alleges that he learned of Sutter's previous arrest in the Eastern District in August 2016, and wrote to the Clerk of Court requesting a copy of the docket and record. White did not include a case number in his initial letter, and the District Court did not respond. He filed a motion to compel in December 2016 which merely included one reference to the proceedings before the magistrate judge. After the District Court did not respond or docket his motion to compel, he petitioned this Court for a writ of mandamus.
Mandamus is an extraordinary remedy,
White does not meet this standard. The docket listing that White apparently seeks is available at