writ of mandamus


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Related to writ of mandamus: Judiciary Act of 1789, Writ of quo warranto
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Noun1.writ of mandamus - an extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official's discretionwrit of mandamus - an extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official's discretion; used only when all other judicial remedies fail
judicial writ, writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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In Kastenberg, the SVC filed a writ of mandamus following a military judge's order to produce documents concerning the victim under Military Rules of Evidence 412 and 513.
Accordingly, the court granted TWIA's petition for a writ of mandamus and directed the trial court to grant TWIA's motion to compel appraisal.
42) Second, the Bank requested a writ of mandamus to vacate the sanctions order by arguing that the district court abused its discretion in issuing the sanctions.
Among them were the availability of other remedies, such as a lawsuit; shortcomings on various legal procedures; and seeking a remedy that isn't allowed under a writ of mandamus.
Gabriele cannot seek other forms of accommodation, such as voice-recognition computer software or other technological accessories," Senn and Kiley wrote in their amended petition for writ of mandamus.
COURT'S OPINION: The Supreme Court of Alabama denied the nurses' petition for a writ of mandamus.
The Federal Circuit refused to grant a writ of mandamus on Aug.
Parts III and IV then discuss how the government finally decided to mount a collateral attack against the writ of mandamus and why the Court of Federal Claims correctly found the writ to be void for want of jurisdiction.
1969), a criminal defendant in a state proceeding sought a writ of mandamus from the Fourth Circuit to "compel the Superior Court of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, to furnish him, without cost, a transcript of a trial in that court in 1966 which resulted in his conviction of a criminal offense.
24) Since the Bua decision, the supreme court has usually declined to issue the writ of mandamus but has occasionally granted essentially the same relief in exercising its supervisory power over lower courts.
Lowell Thompson filed a petition for writ of mandamus and emergency motion for immediate stay.