Ex Parte David Taylor
55 U.S. 3 (1852)

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Ex Parte David Taylor, 55 U.S. 14 How. 3 3 (1852)

Ex Parte David Taylor

55 U.S. (14 How.) 3

ORIGINAL

Syllabus

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.

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