mandamus


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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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Eatontown, NJ; 732-542-2800) announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied GenSci's petition for writ of mandamus.
The court then ordered a Writ of Mandamus requiring the Zoning Board to issue a special use permit to AT&T.
Alternatively, Business Week could have requested a writ of mandamus from the appeals court.
In August 1997, the 5th Circuit denied the state's attempt to mandamus (a writ commanding that a specific thing be done, issued by a higher court to a lower one) Justice to rule on the motion to terminate, and held that the district court was entitled to an updated record on the remaining substantive issues that were still relevant under the final judgment.
Marbury and his lawyers urged the Court to issue an order known as a writ of mandamus (man DAY mus).
The first bench comprising Chief Justice RK Agrawal and Justice M Sathyanarayanan while considering the issues raised by the petitioner said that "in the absence of any statutory/legal right on the part of the petitioner to compel the MEA to perform legal duties, a writ of mandamus cannot be issued directing the Ministry to consider and dispose of the representation within a stipulated time frame.
We cannot pass such order of mandamus to the government.
Ismail's petition for a writ of mandamus, and directed the trial court to vacate its order denying Dr.
THE SUPREME COURT OFNEVADA HEARDTHIS CASE ON PETITIONS FOR WRITS OF MANDAMUS CHALLENGING A LOWER COURT'S ORDER REGARDING ADMISSIBILITY OFREBUTTALTESTIMONYBYAN RN.
12) In August 2008, more than three years after the indictment, Hijazi filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, requesting that the district court be directed to rule on the motion and dismiss the indictment.
Questioning the constitutionality of the sanction, essentially just a public reprimand, Keller asked the high court for mandamus relief, which could have allowed the court to unilaterally reverse the commission's decision in an advisory opinion.
Crist refused to fill the vacancy, and Pleus filed for writ of mandamus asking the high court to order Crist to fill the vacancy.
Earlier this year, Pleus, represented by Tallahassee attorney Sandy D'Alemberte, filed for a writ of mandamus from the Supreme Court, asking it to order Crist to fill the vacancy.