ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT
No. CR 071267
RONALD D. McJAMES
STATE OF ARKANSAS
Opinion Delivered January 24, 2008
PRO SE MOTION FOR RULE ON
CLERK [CIRCUIT COURT OF
PULASKI COUNTY, CR 20021805]
Petitioner Ronald D.McJames brings thismotion for rule on clerk underArk. Sup. Ct. R. 22.
Petitioner does not, however, contend that our clerk has rejected a record that was tendered late.
Instead, he asserts that our clerk erroneously refused to file a pro se pleading tendered as a petition
for writ of certiorari. Our clerk did not err in refusing to file petitioner’s petition for writ of certiorari
and we decline petitioner’s request that we direct the clerk to accept the petition for filing.
A judgment entered in Pulaski County Circuit Court on August 19, 2003, reflects that
petitioner entered a negotiated plea of guilty to capital murder and received a sentence of life
imprisonment without parole. In the pleading tendered to this court, petitioner asserts a lack of
jurisdiction because he was denied due process and a fair trial as a result of a number of alleged errors
in the proceedings in the circuit court. His petition attacks the judgment against him on a number of
bases, including ineffective assistance of counsel, and seeks relief through this court’s review of the
Extraordinary relief is not a substitute for an appeal. Gran v. Hale, 294 Ark. 563, 745
S.W.2d 129 (1988). Our standard of review includes two requirements that must be satisfied in order
for this court to grant a writ of certiorari. HelenaWest Helena Sch. Dist. # 2 of Phillips County v.
Circuit Court of Phillips County, ___ Ark. ___, ___ S.W.3d ___ (Mar. 15, 2007). The first
requirement is that there can be no other adequate remedy but for the writ of certiorari. Second, a
writ of certiorari lies onlywhere (1) it is apparent on the face of the record that there has been a plain,
manifest, clear, and gross abuse of