writ of prohibition


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writ of prohibition

n. pl. writs of prohibition
An order issued by a higher court commanding a lower court to cease from proceeding in some matter not within its jurisdiction.
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writ′ of prohibi′tion



n.
a command by a higher court that a lower court shall not exercise jurisdiction in a particular case.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.writ of prohibition - a judicial writ from a higher court ordering a lower court not to exercise jurisdiction in a particular case
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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Kollie challenged his removal from office by the president through a petition for the writ of prohibition filed before the Supreme Court.
The 28-page petition signed by representatives of Save Palawan Movement also asked the high court to issue a writ of prohibition to the Commission on Elections (Comelec), which will prepare for the holding of a plebiscite to ratify Republic Act No.
Jones filed for and received a preliminary writ of prohibition, and on April 30, the high court made it permanent.
and several affiliated entities filed a Petition with the Ohio Supreme Court seeking a Writ of Prohibition against the Honorable Mark Serrott asserting that Judge Serrott's refusal to dismiss Navidea Biopharmaceuticals' pending Ohio litigation against CRG was improper and that Judge Serrott lacked jurisdiction over CRG with respect to the case issues.
The city attorney is seeking a writ of prohibition arguing the judge lacks jurisdiction to tell the city to provide representation for the local welfare office.
(20) The Fourth District agreed and, on its own accord, converted the relief requested to a more appropriate writ of prohibition, to prevent the court from acting in excess of its jurisdiction.
The CA court ordered the PCC to acknowledge the agreement as deemed approved by operation of law, even as it issued a writ of prohibition precluding the PCC from conducting a full review and/or investigation of the subject acquisition.
"The acrimonious relationship between Judge Yacucci and Smith, marked by lawsuits, a public altercation and televised disparagement, the jailing of Smith for contempt, judicial campaign disputes, unsolicited attempts to influence a petition for writ of prohibition, and multiple refusals to disqualify himself, clearly displayed Judge Yacucci's disregard for proper judicial conduct."
Issue a mandate in the nature of a writ of prohibition prohibiting the 4th and 5th Respondent from functioning as members of the Board of Ministers of the Northern Province;
Relief through a writ of prohibition is the inverse of mandamus relief, as it requests that the court prohibit a military judge or another entity from taking a certain action.
It concluded that "the petitioners' omission to continue treatment under the circumstances, though intentional and with knowledge that the patient would die, was not an unlawful failure to perform a legal duty." And because no criminal liability attaches for failure to act (i.e., an omission) unless there is a legal duty to act affirmatively, it issued a writ of prohibition restraining the lower court from taking any further action on the matter.
It stated that "the petitioners' omission to continue treatment under the circumstances, though intentional and with knowledge that the patient would die, was not an unlawful failure to perform a legal duty" Because no criminal liability attaches for failure to act (i.e., an omission) unless there is a legal duty to act affirmatively, it issued a writ of prohibition restraining the lower court from taking any further action.