quo warranto

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Related to Writ of quo warranto: writ of certiorari, writ of habeas corpus
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a hearing to determine by what authority someone has an office or franchise or liberty

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The writ of quo warranto is a "writ of inquiry," meaning "by what authority.
He stressed: "The writ of quo warranto is being sought to question the validity of her appointment; in turn, the impeachment complaint accuses her of committing culpable violation of Constitution and betrayal of public trust while in office.
There will be one more judicial race in Florida, after the Supreme Court granted a writ of quo warranto filed by two attorneys who sought to replace a Palm Beach County judge who, under the state's resign-to-run law, gave up her seat to run for the circuit bench.
He said the application pertained to writ of quo warranto and such subject matter could not be taken up in the present proceedings having no nexus whatsoever with the issue.
A petition for writ of quo warranto is most often filed to challenge an individual's claim to a public office held by another.
The petition for writ of quo warranto to remove the justices from the ballot and an alternative request to prevent tabulating votes in their merit retention races was filed after 4 p.
As with prohibition and mandamus, the rules of appellate procedure do not provide a specific deadline for filing a petition for writ of quo warranto, but practicality will usually dictate that the litigant seek relief promptly.