Writ of Error

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Writ of Error

An order by a court to another court to review a previously made decision. A writ of error is issued if a mistake in law or in fact may have been made.
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[section] 1651, of Writ of Error Coram Nobis to Vacate Federal Conviction Where Sentence Has Not Yet Been Served, 37 A.L.R.
Indeed, the CAAF has considered whether presidential action under Article 71(a), possible review by an Article III court, or other options constituted an adequate, not just an alternative, means to obtain relief through writs of error coram nobis. (45)
United States, the petitioner filed two separate writs of error coram nobis asking the CAAF to apply two recent Supreme Court decisions to his capital conviction.
(49) Finally, the CAAF dismissed the writs without prejudice because it found that a writ of habeas corpus, rather than error coram nobis, the appropriate [or alternative adequate] means of relief when petitioner is in confinement.
United States, the Court of Military Review used this second Bauman factor to deny a writ of error coram nobis. (51) After his direct appellate process was over, the petitioner discovered evidence of unlawful command influence (UCI), but could not offer any evidence of the UCI causing prejudice.
Courts will consider additional factors in determining if a writ of error coram nobis is agreeable to usages and principles of law.