Beck Redden Files Petition for Writ of Mandamus in Support of Harris County Voters’ Petition Seeking Election on Early Childhood Education Initiative

  • August 26, 2013

On August 26, 2013, Beck Redden appellate partner Russell Post joined with prominent Houston attorney Richard Mithoff in filing a petition for writ of mandamus in the Houston Court of Appeals.  The petition challenges a decision by Harris County District Judge Ed Emmett declining to order an election to approve a one-cent property tax to support early childhood education.

“Because we believe the law requires the county judge to place this issue before the voters, we are filing a petition for a writ of mandamus in behalf of the registered voters who signed the petition requesting relief from the Court of Appeals,” said Mithoff and Post, who are representing Jonathan Day in behalf of registered voters who signed the petition seeking to put the issue on the ballot.