25-2156. Writ of mandamus; to whom issued.

The writ of mandamus may be issued to any inferior tribunal, corporation, board or person, to compel the performance of an act which the law specifically enjoins as a duty resulting from an office, trust or station. Though it may require an inferior tribunal to exercise its judgment, or proceed to the discharge of any of its functions, it cannot control judicial discretion.

Source:R.S.1867, Code § 645, p. 507; R.S.1913, § 8271; C.S.1922, § 9224; C.S.1929, § 20-2156; R.S.1943, § 25-2156.

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