Basic Mandamus Questions Support DC Circ.'s Flynn Ruling

Law360 (September 14, 2020, 5:25 PM EDT) -- The long saga of the criminal prosecution of Michael T. Flynn, former national security adviser, continues to roll on.

On Aug. 31, Flynn's attempts to obtain an appellate court writ of mandamus to compel U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss immediately the charges fell on deaf ears.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, en banc, denied, and correctly so, Flynn's petition for writ of mandamus. Now, the case is back in the hands of U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan.

A bit of background is in order. In May, Flynn filed a petition for writ of mandamus in...

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