On April 5, 2023, the Judicial Council for the Fifth Circuit dismissed a complaint with case nos. 05-22-90117 filed against an unnamed United States District Judge.

The complainant, a federal prisoner, argues that the judge’s denial of his motion without providing detailed legal reasoning hinders the efficient and prompt operation of the courts, as the appeals court can only send the case back to the district court for a more comprehensive evaluation.

The court records indicate that the judge issued a “text only” order ruling against the complainant’s Motion to Appoint Counsel for assistance in filing 28 U.S.C. § 2255 claims.

In its ruling, the Court underscored the principle that judicial misconduct proceedings should not be regarded either as a substitute for the regular appellate review process or a means to seek the reversal of a decision or to obtain a new trial.

Accordingly, the Court, having deemed that the complaint relates directly to the merits of a decision or procedural ruling as provided for in U.S.C. §352(b)(1)(A)(ii), entered an order dismissing the complaint.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.