The remedy of mandamus is available in the Texas Supreme Court only in limited circumstances. This article focuses on opinions involving the availability of mandamus relief to correct a clear abuse of discretion by a lower court when there is no adequate remedy by appeal. The purpose of this article is to analyze, summarize, and categorize the sixteen published Texas Supreme Court mandamus opinions of that type delivered from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2012, to identify and describe current standards and methods of analysis.
Douglas S. Lang, et al., Survey of Recent Mandamus Decisions of the Texas Supreme Court, 66 SMU L. Rev. 1155 (2013)