§19-21-2. Proceedings under article have precedence over other
cases; exceptions; mandamus.
Proceedings under the provisions of this article shall have
precedence on the dockets of all circuit courts of this state
over all other civil cases, except election cases and special
proceedings which heretofore by other laws may have been given
precedence on the courts' dockets. If the court does not act
promptly in complying with the terms of this article, it may be
compelled to do so by mandamus.