HOUSTON - A judge has denied the Republican Party of Texas’ request for a temporary restraining order against the City of Houston.
It was part of a lawsuit involving Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
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Party officials say he broke a 'binding' contract by canceling the upcoming in-person GOP convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
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The Republican Party said they will file a petition for writ of mandamus on behalf of the delegates with the Texas Supreme Court to overturn the judge’s decision.
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According to Cornell Law School, a writ of mandamus is an order from a court to an inferior government official ordering the government official to properly fulfill their official duties or correct an abuse of discretion.
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That petition is expected to be filed Thursday night or Friday morning.