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.
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.
In illustration of the idea that the writ of error given by the judiciary act, when brought by the original defendant, has never been considered as the commencement or prosecution of a suit, the uniform, and I will add, the necessary, practice of the Supreme Court, in sustaining such writs of error where a suit would not be sustained, is referred to.