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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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24) However, federal courts frequently rely on writs of mandamus to review these orders.
the district courts through writs of mandamus and prohibition.
Could writs of mandamus be used in Alaska courts to enforce victims' procedural rights?
those from 1801 and 1802) and instead argued that section 13 of the Judiciary Act of 1789, which gave the Court original jurisdiction for hearing pleas for writs of mandamus, unconstitutionally broadened the scope of cases heard by the Court.
By explicitly deeming inter-branch interferences adequate grounds for the issuance of writs of mandamus, the high court tacitly validated Vice President Cheney's argument that some civil litigation violates the separation of powers.
I, on the other hand, am to address more technical issues involving section 13 of the Judiciary Act of 1789 and its provision granting the Supreme Court the power to issue writs of mandamus.
Marshall also said that the Judiciary Act of 1789 did permit the Supreme Court to issue writs of mandamus, as Marbury had argued.
He brought an original action in the Supreme Court, relying on a provision of the Judiciary Act of 1789 which said that the Supreme Court could issue writs of mandamus to any federal official where appropriate.
The parties sought original writs of mandamus and prohibition prohibiting trial court judges from enforcing any provisions the legislation.
On the contrary, Halliday's study of two hundred towns led him to conclude that partisan politics helped to create political stability, because the King's Bench provided legal recourse to resolve partisan conflict primarily through increased use of writs of mandamus and quo warranto.
They include options such as writs of mandamus, declaratory judgments, invalidation of decisions made in illegally closed meetings, and civil and criminal penalties.
He specializes in commercial, corporate and partnership litigation, landlord-tenant issues, writs of mandamus, writs of attachment and forfeiture matters.