Quo Warranto


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Quo Warranto

A concept requiring a person to show proof of his/her legal authority to undertake an action. It is largely obsolete and has been abolished in some jurisdictions. When it is used, it is generally part of a claim that a government official either was not validly elected or a government or corporation lacked capacity to commit an act.
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In 1850, the state supreme court considered whether a debt due in 1842, which was assigned by the Bank of Port Gibson in 1843, was made void by a forfeiture of the bank's charter under a writ of quo warranto of 1845.
Federal quo warranto has gained attention as a result of the "birther" movement.
We implore you to bring this quo warranto action to set aside the sale or closure of St.
They stand together (along with lesser known cases involving the prerogative writs of prohibition and certiorari, and the failure to develop any Supreme Court quo warranto practice) as a rejection of the view that the Supreme Court (or its justices holding circuit courts) inherited the power of the King's Bench.
At the behest of the Florida Legislature, the Florida Supreme Court issued a writ of quo warranto in Florida House of Representatives v.
Crist, the FACDL filed for a writ of quo warranto with the Supreme Court, claiming the five conflict counsels were in fact public defenders.
The procedure for filing a petition for quo warranto is governed by F.
Filed March 3 in Macomb County Circuit Court, the Quo Warranto complaint asks the court to dissolve both Complete Makeover Center LLC and Complete Makeover Management LLC, the names under which the business operated since March, 2004.
Kevin Davey granted FACDL's petition for writ of quo warranto on December 20, striking down all five CCCRC as unconstitutional and saying the new law "amounts to an attempt to amend the constitution by legislative fiat.
The rule identifies writs of mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto, certiorari, habeas corpus, and all writs necessary to the complete exercise of the courts' jurisdiction.
He said it was virtually removal of his client, therefore, the writ of quo warranto could not apply.
FACDL had originally filed for a writ of quo warranto seeking to stop the CCCRCs from doing their jobs and from Crist and the Florida Senate from confirming their appointments.