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 Posted: Mon Oct 1st, 2018 11:38 pm
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Joe Kelley

 

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Chapter 1, Mandamus and Prohibition.

"The write of mandamus is a high prerogative write, issued in the name of the people, by the Supreme Court, and directed to any person, corporation or inferior jurisdiction, within the state, requiring the doing of some particular thing therein specified, which pertains to the office or duty of such person, corporation or inferior jurisdiction, and which such court has previously determined, or at least supposed, to be consonant to right and justice."
https://archive.org/details/cu31924022885580/page/n5

In the name of which people? If it is "prerogative," then it is in the name of the powerful few, not the whole people.