quo warranto


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quo warranto

(ˈkwəʊ wɒˈræntəʊ)
n
(Law) law a proceeding initiated to determine or (formerly) a writ demanding by what authority a person claims an office, franchise, or privilege
[from Medieval Latin: by what warrant]
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Noun1.quo warranto - a hearing to determine by what authority someone has an office or franchise or liberty
hearing - (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
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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At least 11 cases of election protests and quo warranto petitions have been filed before the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET), it was disclosed on Wednesday.
'With regard to the issue on legal standing, it is only the Republic of the Philippines, through the Solicitor General, which may file a petition for quo warranto to oust a person unlawfully holding a public office, save for an individual who himself or herself claims to be entitled to such public office,' Panelo added.
Lourdes Sereno as chief justice last June through a quo warranto petition filed with the SC and upheld by a majority of her colleagues.
The senators aired their misgiving after majority of the Supreme Court Justices earlier denied ex-Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's motion for reconsideration of the quo warranto petition-instead of the constitutionally-mandated congressional impeachment proceedings-ousting her by 8-6 SC vote last month.
Filing an impeachment case against the eight Supreme Court justices is the remedy for the SC's "unconstitutional" grant of a quo warranto petition that ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from her post, opposition lawmakers from the so-called Magnificent 7 have said.
The majority of justices said the quo warranto petition sought by the League of Women Voters and Florida Common Cause was not "ripe for consideration" because quo warranto petitions can only be brought to review an action, not in anticipation of an action.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court holds that 'quo warranto' remedy should not be permitted to be resorted to for demeaning, intimidating and causing undue harassment to parliamentarians.
'We are clear in our mind and view that quo warranto writ can only be issued by the Court against the Parliamentarians (members of the Provincial Assemblies) in exceptional cases.'
The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the quo warranto petition filed by suspended lawyer Elly Pamatong against President Rodrigo Duterte.
Malacanang is pleased that the Supreme Court (SC) finally decided to junk the quo warranto petition filed by suspended lawyer Elly Pamatong against President Duterte.
The seven voted for the ouster of former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno by favoring the quo warranto case filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida, who had questioned Sereno's qualifications.
Sereno from her post after finding merit to the petition for quo warranto that he filed.