Thursday, June 19, 2008

Petitition for injunction against JP dismissed for lack of jurisdiction

Court of Appeals says it does not have mandamus jurisdiction to issue order against justice of the peace.

In re Johnson, No. 01-08-00489-CV In re George Johnson (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] June 19, 2008)(per curiam) (no writ power over JP)
Appeal from JUSTICE OF PEACE, PRECINCT 7 of Callahan County

Original Proceedings on Petitions for Writ of Mandamus


By petition for writ of injunction, relator, George Johnson, challenges the Justice of the Peace Court's (1) denial of his motion to dismiss. We have no general writ power over a justice of the peace. See Tex. Gov't Code Ann. § 22.221(b) (Vernon 2004); Easton v. Franks, 842 S.W.2d 772, 773-74 (Tex. App.--Houston [1st Dist.] 1992, no writ).

We dismiss the petition for injunctive relief for want of jurisdiction.


Panel consists of Justices Taft, Nuchia, and Higley.

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