No.96-1178

IN THE

SUPREME COURT OF THE

UNITED STATES

October Term, 1996

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In Re: JAMES CONSTANT

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ON PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS

TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS

FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT

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PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS

James Constant

1603 Danbury Dr

Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 624-1801

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QUESTIONS PRESENTED

1. Does the Ninth Circuit appeal court lack jurisdiction to docket appeals directed to the Federal Circuit?

2. Does the Ninth Circuit appeal court have the power to require an appellant to obtain counsel before he can appeal?

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