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Writ

A court order commanding that a party perform an action. For example, a writ may demand that a party make an appearance before the court, and may require that the party stop conducting an action that affects the matter at hand in the meantime. See also: Subpoena, Cease and desist.
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Martin Swales, also Chief Executive of South Tyneside Council, said: "Now that the writs have been formally received, the Elections Oce will publish a Notice of Election for each constituency to start the parliamentary election process.
Although the writs process provides a means to seek appellate review of an erroneous ruling, a writ is not always the right tool to choose.
Pokemon X and Y" players will have access to more Writs as their nobility ranks raise from Baron/Baroness to Grand Duke/Grand Duchess.
The starting point for federal special writ practice is the All Writs Act (5) (AWA).
It was a job in itself convincing Slab to come out from a cattle shed to take the writ.
Reports said the first writ was issued at the High Court in London by lawyers acting for Omar Deghayes, Jamil el-Banna and Bisher al Rawi.
She will return to the Town Hall on Friday May 6 to collect the writs with the election results completed on the back of the documents.
Article III of the Constitution allows the Supreme Court to issue writs, Marshall said, but only in special cases involving "ambassadors and foreign consuls.
Solicitor Jason McCue, armed with the writs and accompanied by Irish police, visited the last known addresses of Seamus McKenna and Seamus Daly just before 7am.
At the McKenna home, no-one answered his knock and he pushed the writ through the letter box.
Lawyer Jason McHugh was later on his way to Portlaoise Prison more than 100 miles south to serve writs on three more men who are being held there on unconnected matters.
2) Second, the Florida Constitution does not vest the Florida Supreme Court with jurisdiction to issue writs of certiorari.