Ex Parte David Taylor - 55 U.S. 3 (1852)
U.S. Supreme Court
Ex Parte David Taylor, 55 U.S. 14 How. 3 3 (1852)
Ex Parte David Taylor
55 U.S. (14 How.) 3
A rule will be refused for the judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia to show cause why a mandamus should not issue unless a case is presented which prima facie requires the interposition of this Court.
Such a case is not presented where the circuit court decided that, under an act of Congress, an affidavit was sufficient to hold a party to special bail.
That court had the power by the act to exercise its judicial discretion.