2021 Georgia Code
Title 9 - Civil Practice
Chapter 6 - Extraordinary Writs
Article 2 - Mandamus
§ 9-6-26. Mandamus Not Granted Where Fruitless, nor on Suspicion

Universal Citation: GA Code § 9-6-26 (2021)

Mandamus will not be granted when it is manifest that the writ would, for any cause, be nugatory or fruitless, nor will it be granted on a mere suspicion or fear, before a refusal to act or the doing of a wrongful act.

(Orig. Code 1863, § 3132; Code 1868, § 3144; Code 1873, § 3200; Code 1882, § 3200; Civil Code 1895, § 4870; Civil Code 1910, § 5443; Code 1933, § 64-106.)


Public official will be excused from carrying out official duty upon failure of General Assembly to appropriate funds for performance, if, but only if, the official is able to show that the resulting lack of funds, together with an inability to obtain the same, make performance impossible; failure of the General Assembly to appropriate moneys for a specific official duty might not justify a failure to perform where the official has received a general appropriation and could divert a portion thereof to carry out the official's statutory or official duty. 1969 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 69-174.

An interdepartmental council created by an Act of the General Assembly is excused from carrying out its official duties upon failure of the General Assembly to appropriate funds for performance of said duties, if, but only if, this resulting lack of funds rendered performance impossible; the court would have the power to determine whether the mandatory duties of the council could be performed or not. 1969 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 69-184.


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 52 Am. Jur. 2d, Mandamus, § 24.


- 55 C.J.S., Mandamus, § 11.

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