B. P. Curtis et al. v. State ex rel. J. M. Moreland

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
B. P. Curtis et al. v. State ex rel. J. M. Moreland
Case Date: 
1931
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Contested Election

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
178
Notes / Description: 

Incomplete case. Briefs, amendment, and stipulation only. Additional defendants: R.T. Johnson Jr. and C.J. Range. Moreland was a candidate for the office of Sheriff in the 1930 election. Moreland charged def. (election commissioners) with fraudulently altering the returns from the election in order to elect W.J. Fair, another candidate. Moreland sought mandamus to compel the def. to recount and certify the true result.