Case Caption: In re SarauwCase Number: S. Ct. Civ. No. 2017-0049Date: 05/17/2017Author: Per CuriamCitation: Summary:

Considering a petition for writ of mandamus, the Supreme Court denies the petition without prejudice to its re-filing in the Superior Court. Because the Superior Court and the Supreme Court possess concurrent original jurisdiction over proceedings for writ of mandamus, the availability of mandamus relief from the Superior Court constitutes an adequate alternate means to obtain the desired relief unless the petitioner presents a good and sufficient reason for applying in the first instance to the Supreme Court. Because the petitioner in this case provided no reason for filing the petition with the Supreme Court in the first instance, the petition is denied.

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