CAMPBELL v. REYNOLDS

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CAMPBELL v. REYNOLDS
1934 OK 89
29 P.2d 941
167 Okla. 365
Case Number: 22805
Decided: 02/20/1934
Supreme Court of Oklahoma

CAMPBELL
v.
REYNOLDS.

Syllabus

¶0 Appeal and Error--Dismissal--Moot Questions.
The Supreme Court will not determine abstract, hypothetical, or moot questions, but where it is made to appear that the questions brought up for review have become moot, the proceedings will be dismissed.

Appeal from District Court, Pottawatomie County; P. L. Gassaway, Assigned Judge.

Mandamus by W. H. Campbell against J. A. Reynolds. Writ denied, and relator appeals. Dismissed.

Tom Waldrep, L. H. Akin, and W. R. High, for plaintiff in error.
Holley & Holley and Goode, Dierker & Goode, for defendant in error.

PER CURIAM.

¶1 On the 14th day of May, 1931, relator filed his application in the district court of Pottawatomie county, praying for a peremptory writ ordering and commanding J. H. Reynolds to vacate the office of member of the board of education of the city of Maud from ward 2 of said city. On the 16th day of June, 1931, a judgment adverse to the relator was rendered by the court, and the appeal therefrom was filed herein September 8, 1931.

¶2 On December 12, 1933, a motion to dismiss the proceedings was filed by J. A. Reynolds, defendant in error, stating that on the 21st day of March, 1933, Roy Taylor was elected to said contested office, and has qualified and assumed the office and said J. A. Reynolds is no longer a member of the school board of the city of Maud, and the controversy between the plaintiff in error and the defendant in error over the right to said office has expired and the question involved has become moot.