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 an order entered at 3:21pm Eastern, a trio of Circuit Judges approved the Order denying Emergency Petition for Writ of Mandamus filed by Prometheus Radio Project and Media Mobilizing Project.
He also said that if the Senate did not act on the House resolution convening Congress as a Con-ass, the measure would be lost and the Senate could not be subjected to a writ of mandamus, or compelled to follow the House.
amp;nbsp; Civil Practice Jury Trial; Contract Dispute Where petitioners filed a writ of mandamus, seeking to vacate an order of the District Court that granted a motion to strike a jury demand in a civil action, the demand could not be withdrawn without the consent of the parties, which was not given, and the petitioner satisfied the conditions for extraordinary relief, so the petitioner was entitled to the requested relief.
Justice Surasena noted that it was within the rights of the court to issue a writ of mandamus preventing Geetha Kumarasinghe from holding a seat in parliament.
Savita's plea filed through advocate Dhruv Gautam said: " Issue a Writ of Mandamus or any other appropriate writ, order or direction to quash and set aside the Ordinance dated December 30, 2016.
As a close review of the Chief Justice's statutory analysis reflects, the Marbury Court could be said to consider three types of "deference" in the course of its opinion, through its (1) treatment of executive custom in statutory interpretation, (2) discussion of the "political question" doctrine, and (3) use of the ministerial/executive distinction under the writ of mandamus.
After a district court ordered the IRS to produce the requested documents, the IRS filed a petition for a writ of mandamus with the Sixth Circuit, asking it to halt the district court's order.
After the ALJ declined a second order of remand from AHCA, the agency filed a petition for writ of mandamus with the First District Court of Appeal.
The writ of mandamus, filed by an Austin resident on Thursday, asked the Supreme Court to issue an "emergency stay" of the ballot preparation because the language could "mislead Austin voters.
In the premise the counsel called for issuance of Writ of Mandamus against PEMRA under Article 199 of the Constitution.
has filed an Article 78 petition seeking a writ of mandamus to compel a New York City Housing Court judge to render a decision on a motion submitted after argument some 15 months ago, on May 28,2014.
The petitioner's prayer before the Bombay High Court was to issue writ of mandamus or any other appropriate writ order or direction thereby directing the respondents to recognize "No Religion" as a form of religion and not to insist on writing/mentioning/specifying/quoting religion in any of its forms or declarations.