April 23, 2015
SHAWNA LAWSON, Petitioner Below, Appellant,
STATE OF DELAWARE, Respondent Below, Appellee
Submitted: April 6, 2015.
Case Closed May 11, 2015.
This decision has been designated as "Table of Decisions Without Published Opinions." in the Atlantic Reporter.
Court Below--Superior Court of the State of Delaware, in and for New Castle County. Cr. ID No. N13M-12-047.
Before STRINE, Chief Justice, HOLLAND, and VALIHURA, Justices.
Randy J. Holland, Justice.
This 23rd day of April 2015, it appears to the Court that:
(1) On March 24, 2015, the Court received the appellant's notice of appeal from an order dated February 24, 2015, which was entered by a Superior Court Commissioner. The Senior Court Clerk issued a notice directing the appellant to show cause why this appeal should not be dismissed for this Court's lack of jurisdiction to consider an appeal directly from a Superior Court Commissioner's order.
(2) In her response to the notice to show cause, the appellant does not address this Court's lack of jurisdiction. The right of review of a Commissioner's order is to a judge of the Superior Court. In the absence of intermediate review by a Superior Court judge, this Court has no jurisdiction to hear an appeal directly from a Superior Court Commissioner's order. Therefore, this appeal must be dismissed.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, under Supreme Court Rule 29(b), that this appeal is DISMISSED.