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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. (See, e.g. Cheney v. United States Dist. Court For D....

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This case centers on whether a party accusing the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) of issuing a summons for an improper purpose is entitled to an evidentiary hearing. See Petition For A Writ of Certiorari at I. The IRS began an investigation into...