45. Mandamus
 
    1. Taxes/Taking/Mandamus: Mandamus will issue to require the county treasurer to place all moneys collected from city licenses in the city's general fund; a locality cannot be compelled to pay the debts of another, for this would be a taking of private property for public use without compensation. "'A state purpose must be accomplished by state taxation, a county purpose by county taxation,'" etc.  State v. Boyd, 27 Nev. 249, 256-257 (1903) (#13)