August 13, 2013
STATE OF HAWAII, Respondent,
CHRIS SLAVICK, Petitioner.
ORIGINAL PROCEEDING (Cr. No. 04-1-001534)
Recktenwald, C.J., Nakayama, Acoba, McKenna, and Pollack, JJ.
ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS
Upon consideration of petitioner Christopher Lee Slavick's letter to the supreme court, which was filed on July 17, 2013, and which we review as a petition for a writ of mandamus, and the record, it appears that petitioner's request is not the proper subject of a writ of mandamus. Petitioner, nevertheless, has alternative means to obtain the requested relief. See Kema v. Gaddis, 91 Hawaii 200, 204, 982 P.2d 334, 338 (1999) (a writ of mandamus is an extraordinary remedy that will not issue unless the petitioner demonstrates a clear and indisputable right to relief and a lack of alternative means to redress adequately the alleged wrong or obtain the requested action). Accordingly,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the clerk of the appellate court shall process the petition for a writ of mandamus without payment of the filing fee.
IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDERED that the petition for a writ of mandamus is denied without prejudice.