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Synonyms for 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

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However, if you fail or refuse to accede to this request, we shall proceed to institute mandamus proceedings, compelling you to furnish us with the needed information', he stated.
The judges observed that a writ of mandamus "may issue only if the petitioner shows (1) a clear and indisputable abuse of discretion or [] error of law, (2) a lack of an alternative avenue or adequate relief, and (3) a likelihood of irreparable injury.
15) In an effort to compel Madison to deliver his commission, Marbury sought a writ of mandamus directly in the Supreme Court.
In the mandamus cases, the justices said that is used to enforce a right "already clearly and certainly established in the law," and in these cases no such right existed for the candidates to be able to run for the seats being vacated.
In order to cure this jurisprudential malaise--and to fill the increasing lacunae in Florida law resulting from decisional conflicts and issues of exceptional importance never reaching the Florida Supreme Court for resolution--this article explores the application and expansion of the writ of mandamus as an avenue around the extant jurisdictional barriers present in Florida's judiciary.
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.
Having appeared not to get home when third to Mandamus on easy ground in Cork last time, it could be that a drop back in trip, on polytrack, will suit him.
08/23/2013), to grant a petition for a writ of mandamus filed by an insurance company, an independent adjusting firm, and an adjuster employed by that firm (collectively "the petitioners") directing the Cullman Circuit Court to set aside its order appointing an umpire to resolve a dispute between the insurance company and its insured concerning a claim for damage to the roof of the insured's commercial property.
If you had undertaken the exercise there was no need for continuous mandamus and we would have not stepped in" observed the apex court bench headed by Justice H.
On July 24, 2013, while proceedings were still taking place, TWIA filed a petition for a writ of mandamus with the Court of Appeals of Texas.
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has granted a writ of mandamus requiring the NRC to continue its work on the licensing process for the Yucca Mountain facility in Nevada.
In its petition for a writ of mandamus, Eisai asserted that the DEA has "unreasonably" and "egregiously" delayed the scheduling of Fycompa, and as a result thousands of potential patients cannot get the drug.
North Wales Police in Gwynedd and Anglesey have launched Operation Mandamus following a rise in thefts from power stations and businesses.
Late last week, Lewinter filed a petition in Lane County Circuit Court seeking what is known as an alternative writ of mandamus, which is a court order instructing a public official or agency to carry out a specified legal duty.
to Produce All Records: Court Granted Mandamus For Limited Production