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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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.
Courts will consider additional factors in determining if a writ of error coram nobis is agreeable to usages and principles of law.
Again, military trial practitioners will almost never have to file a writ of error coram nobis because the writ requires discovery of new evidence that could not have been discovered before the original judgment, or that a change in the law would affect the outcome of the court-martial.