The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 70 of 1,111
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54 GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS.
COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS-INCREASING
S. B..No. 126. CHAPTER 38.
An Act to make effective the provisions of Section 5, Article 5, of the Constitution
of the State of Texas, wherein it is declared that under such regulations
as may be prescribed by law, the Court of Criminal Appeals and
the judges thereof may issue such writs as may be necessary to enforce
the jurisdiction of said court, and to empower said court and the judges
thereof to issue writs of mandamus and certiorari, and to enforce obedience
thereof, and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That in addition to the power and authority now
vested in the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas,
said court and each member thereof shall have and is hereby
given power and authority to grant and issue and cause the issuance
of writs of mandamus and certiorari, agreeable to the
prinicples of law regarding said writs, whenever in the judgment
of said court or any member thereof the same should be
necessary to enforce the jurisdiction of said court.
SEC. 2. The Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, and each
of the judges thereof, are hereby empowered to punish disobedience
of any of the above named writs and to hold in contempt
any party found by said court to have wilfully disobeyed
any of said writs so issued by said court or any of the members
SEC. 3. The fact that there is now no law in Texas authorizing
the Court of Criminal Appeals or any of the members
thereof to issue writs of mandamus and certiorari, and that by
reason thereof grave injustice frequently. results and the court
finds itself impotent to enforce its own jurisdiction, creates an
emergency and an imperative public necessity, and the constitutional
rule requiring bills to be read on three and several days
be suspended and this Act shall take effect and be in force from
and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
Approved February 18, 1927.
Effective February 18, 1927.
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