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mandamus

man day muhs

  • n  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; used only when all other judicial remedies fail

  • The American Civil Liberties Union, always happy to have a cause to champion, offered to support a suit to recover this year's salary in full and a mandamus action to compel .
  • If the courts were to strike down the peace treaty as being "unconstitutional," would the armed forces be compelled to prosecute the war under a judicial mandamus?".
  • I asked for a writ of mandamus not to enforce the injunction.
News & Articles

  • EPIC asks Supreme Court to stop NSA surveillance
    A secret surveillance court has exceeded its legal authority by allowing the National Security Agency to collect customer telephone records from Verizon Communications , a privacy group said in a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), in the writ of mandamus petition filed Monday, asks the Supreme Court to throw out the Foreign Intelligence ...
    July 8, 2013 - PC World
Quotes

  • Dale Wainwright in Southeast Texas Record
    I respectfully disagree with the Court's expansion of its mandamus jurisdiction beyond established legal tenets,wrote Justice Dale Wainwright.
  • Lito Atienza in Business Mirror
    The Supreme Court's directive is a continuing mandamus. This means that our work will not stop until the restoration of Manila Bay's healthy condition is achieved,Atienza said during a dialogue on Thursday attended by officials of the DENR,...

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