Assistance, Writ of

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Assistance, Writ of

A court order issued to enforce an existing judgment.

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here." (99) As Otis put it, the writ of assistance gave the customs
The most cautious route is to replace the 10 day notice prior to commencing a summary proceeding (or demand for possession prior to moving for a writ of assistance) to 90 days.
In fact, Otis's forceful speech became one of the most famous legal arguments in the annals of American law: I will to my dying day oppose with all the powers and faculties God has given me all such instruments of slavery, on the one hand, and villainy, on the other, as this writ of assistance is.
Every man prompted by revenge, ill humor, or wantonness to inspect the inside of his neighbor's house may get a writ of assistance. Others will ask it from self-defense; one arbitrary exertion will provoke another, until society be involved in tumult and in blood....
The City, after bringing an unsuccessful 1989 squatter proceeding and after unsuccessfully seeking a writ of assistance from the Supreme Court in 1990, had allowed the occupants to remain for an indefinite term.