Monday, May 14, 2018

United States v. Sanchez-Gomez, Docket No. 17-312

Mandamus: Supervisory mandamus: Mootness:

Supervisory mandamus refers to the authority of the Courts of Appeals to exercise “supervisory control of the District Courts” through their “discretionary power to issue writs of man­damus.” La Buy v. Howes Leather Co., 352 U. S. 249, 259–260 (1957). There is no sign in our scant supervisory mandamus precedents that such cases are exempt from the normal mootness rules. See generally Will v. United States, 389 U. S. 90 (1967); Schlagenhauf v. Holder, 379 U. S. 104 (1964); La Buy, 352 U. S. 249. Indeed, as the court below acknowledged, “supervisory mandamus cases require live controversies.” 859 F. 3d, at 657.

(U.S.S.C., May 14, 2018, United States v. Sanchez-Gomez, Docket No. 17-312, C.J. Roberts, unanimous).

Les cours d'appel fédérales disposent d'un pouvoir discrétionnaire de rendre des "writs of mandamus". L'espèce se rapporte à un "supervisory mandamus", et la Cour rappelle qu'une telle affaire ne doit pas être "moot" pour procéder.

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