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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The question then becomes: Did Congress incorporate section 22's amount-in-controversy requirement into section 25 by means of the requirement that writs of error be issued to state courts "under the same regulations" as to circuit courts?
Congress followed the same pattern when it provided for Supreme Court authority to issue writs of error to territorial courts (as in Utah, Washington, and Montana, for example).
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.
says "writs are more extensive than actions;" and in distinguishing between them, he classes writs of error with writs of oyer and terminer, and others in the nature of commissions.
In addition, the Court's rulings on motions to dismiss writs of error were often brief and revealed little of the Court's reasoning.