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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The petition that runs into nine pages urges the top court to 'issue writ of mandamus to respondent no.1 for quashing of the impugned notification GSR551 (E) order 2019 dated 5th August of 2019, for amending Art 367 of the constitution of India, being illegal, unconstitutional and void ab-initio and ultra vires to the constitution of India to provide justice.'
This was on top of the writ of mandamus filed recently, asking the Quezon City Regional Trial Court to compel the LTFRB to enforce Memorandum Circular No.
The writ of mandamus of the Supreme Court explicitly state that houses should be at least three meters away from the esteros and minor rivers while shelters near larger rivers should be ten meters away from major waterways.
Dempster Brown has filed a petition for the alternative writ of mandamus against the Liberian government and the organizers of the pending June 7 protest, Council of Patriots (COP), requesting the Supreme Court to confine protesters at certain locations during protest.
They are also seeking a Writ of Mandamus directing the respondents to take action required by Article 104 B of the Constitution read with Provincial Council Act No.2 of 1988 as it stood prior to the enactment of the Act No.17 of 2017 for the election of members Sabaragamuwa, North Central, Eastern, Central, Wayamba and Northern Provincial Councils.
McCree petitioned for a writ of mandamus and won a preliminary one from the high court.
We now hold that the collateral-order doctrine does not apply and decline to reframe the appeal as a petition for a writ of mandamus. We therefore dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.
"The withdrawal from ICC takes effect, without prejudice to the Supreme Court resolving the petitions later on and ruling on the prayer for the issuance of writ of mandamus," the insider was quoted as saying.
The court also noted that the Federal Shariat Court issued a direction in the form of a writ of mandamus (court order), which is clearly beyond its jurisdictional authority.
Background: At issue is whether the plaintiff has standing to initiate a proceeding in its own name seeking a writ of mandamus to compel a hospital to comply with Section 9.31(b) of the Mental Hygiene Law, which sets forth the procedure that must be followed after a patient requests an admission or retention hearing.
Prosecutors cannot directly appeal a sentence but are seeking what is called a writ of mandamus, which can result in an order from the Illinois Supreme Court telling a judge to adhere to the correct law.