writ of mandamus


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Related to writ of mandamus: Judiciary Act of 1789, Writ of quo warranto
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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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39) And he alluded to a distinction between "discretionary" and "ministerial" acts for purposes of issuing the legal relief that Marbury requested--a writ of mandamus.
Unlike a direct or plenary appeal, which seeks judicial review of a final order and is commenced by filing a notice of appeal invoking a court's appellate jurisdiction, the filing of a petition for review of nonfinal agency action initiates an original proceeding in an appellate court in the same manner as a petition for a writ of mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto, certiorari, or habeas corpus.
In Kastenberg, the SVC filed a writ of mandamus following a military judge's order to produce documents concerning the victim under Military Rules of Evidence 412 and 513.
Accordingly, the court granted TWIA's petition for a writ of mandamus and directed the trial court to grant TWIA's motion to compel appraisal.
Now that a writ of mandamus has been granted, we ask that you follow through on that commitment and focus the limited available NRC resources on completion of the safety evaluation reports (SER).
42) Second, the Bank requested a writ of mandamus to vacate the sanctions order by arguing that the district court abused its discretion in issuing the sanctions.
The PIL further urges the court to "issue a writ of Mandamus .
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.
COURT'S OPINION: The Court of Appeals of Texas conditionally granted the writ of mandamus, ordering that such writ issue only if the trial court failed to withdraw its order compelling production and conducting a new, in camera, inspection, taking care to ensure any production of documents "is no broader than necessary, considering the competing interests at stake.
The Florida Supreme Court did what the Fourth DCA should have: They found somebody who could translate the Braille and interpreted it as a writ of mandamus to require the DCA to accept his Braille filings.
The Nurses filed a petition for a writ of mandamus with the Supreme Court of Alabama.
The court gave Clinton four months to rule or it would issue a so-called writ of mandamus order and remove the group from the list itself, The BBC reports.
Still unhappy with the venue, LAMD requested a writ of mandamus to vacate the district court's order.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT REMANDS A SUIT TO DISTRICT COURT FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS AFTER CONSIDERING THE APPEALABILITY OF A STAY ORDER AND THE APPLICABILITY OF A WRIT OF MANDAMUS IN A CASE SEEKING TO ENFORCE A LONDON ARBITRAL AWARD AGAINST BELIZE
In 1997, nuclear power plant operators asked for and received a writ of mandamus from the D.