§53-1-5. When rule to show cause issued; copy of petition to
accompany service of rule; when rule returnable.
The court or judge to whom the petition in mandamus or
prohibition is presented shall, if the petition makes a prima facie
case, issue a rule against the defendant to show cause why the writ
prayed for should not be awarded. A copy of the petition shall
accompany service of the rule. Such rule shall be returnable at a
time to be fixed by the court or judge.