Why Homeowners Should Be Allowed To Use a Writ of Mandamus Against a Foreclosure Judge Ruling Contrary to State Court Appellate Precedent

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Why Homeowners Should Be Allowed To Use a Writ of Mandamus Against a Foreclosure Judge Ruling Contrary to State Court Appellate Precedent.

One of the most important and well-recognized responsibilities of an appellate court is to effectively supervise lower courts in order to foster not only correctness and uniformity in judicial decision making but also adherence to its appellate opinions.

Historically there were two distinct means of achieving such effective supervision, notices of appeal and mandamus writ petitions, the latter a much quicker appellate procedure, yet more recently appellate review has become favored over mandamus review for numerous institutional reasons. Continue reading