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Kendrick v. Jones

Supreme Court of Florida

June 2, 2017

MICHAEL A. KENDRICK Petitioner(s)
v.
JULIE L. JONES, ETC. Respondents)

         Lower Tribunal No(s).: 292005CF013532000AHC

         Because the Court has determined that relief is not authorized, this case is hereby dismissed. See Baker v. State, 878 So.2d 1236 (Fla. 2004). Any motions or other requests for relief are also denied.

         This Court hereby expressly retains jurisdiction to pursue any possible sanctions against Petitioner. See generally Fla. R. App. P. 9.410(a).

         Since 2006, Petitioner has initiated thirty-eight other cases in this Court. See Kendrick v. State, No. SC16-1435, 2017 WL 225066 (Fla. Jan. 19, 2017) (dismissing mandamus petition); Kendrick v. Jones, No. SC16-1933, 2016 WL 6538662 (Fla. Nov. 3, 2016) (transferring mandamus petition to the district court); Kendrick v. State, No. SC16-1982, 2016 WL 6462428 (Fla. Nov. 1, 2016) (dismissing notice to invoke discretionary jurisdiction); Kendrick v. State, No. SC16-1687, 2016 WL 5162601 (Fla. Sept. 19, 2016) (transferring habeas petition to the circuit court); Kendrick v. Jones, No. SC16-1418, 2016 WL 4194777 (Fla. Aug. 9, 2016) (transferring habeas petition to the circuit court); Kendrick v. Jones, No. SC16-918, 2016 WL 3450456 (Fla. June 6, 2016) (transferring habeas petition to the circuit court); Kendrick v. State, No. SC16-191, 2016 WL 1600823 (Fla. Apr. 21, 2016) (transferring mandamus petition to the district court); Kendrick v. Jones, No. SC16-524, 2016 WL 1183763 (Fla. Mar. 24, 2016) (transferring habeas petition to the circuit court); Kendrick v. State, No. SC15-2118, 2016 WL 374448 (Fla. Jan 28, 2016) (dismissing notice to invoke discretionary jurisdiction); Kendrick v. State, 192 So.3d 38 (Fla. 2015) (table) (denying mandamus petition); Kendrick v. State, 192 So.3d 38 (Fla. 2015) (table) (denying mandamus petition); Kendrick v. State, 192 So.3d 38 (Fla. 2015) (table) (dismissing mandamus petition); Kendrick v. State, No. SC15-1637 (Fla. Oct. 22, 2015) (transferring mandamus petition to the circuit court); Kendrick v. State, No. SC15-1572 (Fla. Oct. 16, 2015) (transferring mandamus petition to the district court); Kendrick v. State, 173 So.3d 963 (Fla. 2015) (table) (dismissing notice to invoke discretionary jurisdiction); Kendrick v. Jones, 171 So.3d 117 (Fla. 2015) (dismissing notice to invoke discretionary jurisdiction); Kendrick v. James B. Nutter & Co., 163 So.3d 510 (Fla. 2015) (table) (dismissing notice to invoke discretionary jurisdiction); Kendrick v. Crews, No. SC14-1571 (Fla. Sept. 22, 2014) (transferring mandamus petition to the circuit court); Kendrick v. James B. Nutter & Co., 157 So.3d 1045 (Fla. 2014) (table) (dismissing notice to invoke discretionary jurisdiction); Kendrick v. State, No. SC14-1384 (Fla. Aug. 13, 2014) (transferring mandamus petition to the circuit court); Kendrick v. Crews, 147 So.3d 524 (Fla. 2014) (dismissing notice to invoke discretionary jurisdiction); Kendrick v. Crews, No. SC14-1041 (Fla. June 6, 2014) (transferring habeas petition to the circuit court); Kendrick v. State, 145 So.3d 825 (Fla. 2014) (table) (dismissing mandamus petition); Kendrick v. State, 143 So.3d 919 (Fla. 2014) (table) (dismissing notice to invoke discretionary jurisdiction); Kendrick v. State, No. SC14-65 (Fla. Mar. 17, 2014) (transferring mandamus petition to the district court); Kendrick v. Crews, No. SC14-249 (Fla. Mar. 12, 2014) (transferring habeas petition to the circuit court); Kendrick v. State, No. SC13-1422 (Fla. Dec. 16, 2013) (transferring mandamus petition to the district court); Kendrick v. Crews, No. SC13-1398 (Fla. Nov. 27, 2013) (transferring habeas petition to the circuit court); Kendrick v. State, 120 So.3d 560 (Fla. 2013) (table) (dismissing mandamus petition); Kendrick v. State, 110 So.3d 440 (Fla. 2013) (table) (dismissing notice to invoke discretionary jurisdiction); Kendrick v. State, 70 So.3d 587 (Fla. 2011) (table) (dismissing mandamus petition); Kendrick v. Buss, 64 So.3d 1260 (Fla. 2011) (table) (denying notice to invoke discretionary jurisdiction); Kendrick v. State, 64 So.3d 679 (Fla. 2011) (table) (dismissing mandamus petition); Kendrick v. State, No. SC11-660 (Fla. Apr. 13, 2011) (transferring mandamus petition to the district court); Kendrick v. State, No. SC11-336 (Fla. Feb. 23, 2011) (transferring mandamus petition to the district court); Kendrick v. State, No. SC10-1046 (Fla. Aug. 11, 2010) (transferring mandamus petition to the circuit court); Kendrick v. McNeil, No. SC09-2324 (Fla. Feb. 17, 2010) (transferring habeas petition to the district court); Kendrick v. State, 944 So.2d 345 (Fla. 2006) (table) (denying notice to invoke discretionary jurisdiction).

         This Court has chosen to sanction pro se petitioners who have abused the judicial process and otherwise misused this Court's limited judicial resources by filing frivolous, non-meritorious, or otherwise inappropriate filings related to their convictions and sentences. Such petitioners have been barred from initiating further proceedings in this Court unless their pleadings, motions, or other requests for relief were filed under the signature of a member of The Florida Bar in good standing. See, e.g., Steele v. State, 14 So.3d 221 (Fla. 2009); Pettway v. McNeil, 987 So.2d 20 (Fla. 2008); Tate v. McNeil, 983 So.2d 502 (Fla. 2008); Rivera v. State, 728 So.2d 1165 (Fla. 1998).

         It appearing that Petitioner has abused the judicial process by filing numerous pro se filings in this Court that are either meritless or not appropriate for this Court's review, the Court now takes action. Therefore, Michael A. Kendrick is hereby directed to show cause on or before June 19, 2017, why he should not be barred from filing any pleadings, motions, or other requests for relief in this Court related to Case No. 292005CF013532000AHC unless such filings are signed by a member of The Florida Bar in good standing. Petitioner is also directed to show cause why, pursuant to section 944.279(1), Florida Statutes, a certified copy of the Court's findings should not ...


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