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Prohibition, Writ of

An order from a superior court to a lower court or tribunal directing the judge and the parties to cease the litigation because the lower court does not have proper jurisdiction to hear or determine the matters before it. A writ of prohibition is an extraordinary remedy that is rarely used.

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Issue a mandate in the nature of a writ of prohibition prohibiting the 3rd Respondent from functioning as Minister in charge of the subjects of Trade and Commerce;
Marty Robinson, and District Public Defender Wayne Williams petitioned the Supreme Court of Missouri for a preliminary writ of prohibition seeking to restrain the trial court judge from appointing a public defender to a case.
The problem with this argument was that, under the statutory scheme then in effect, the Supreme Court did not have appellate jurisdiction over the district courts sitting in bankruptcy, making it difficult to see how the writ of prohibition was necessary to the Supreme Court's appellate jurisdiction.
The matter will be sent back to the circuit court for application of the four-part balancing test--in fact, Maneke's petition for writ of prohibition asks only that the prosecutor be required to disclose the sort of information he is seeking and why it is unavailable from other sources.
Ohio case law establishes requirements for a writ of prohibition: (1) the court or officer against whom the writ is sought is about to exercise judicial or quasi-judicial power; (2) the exercise of such power is unauthorized by law; and (3) refusal of the writ will result in injury for which there is no other adequate remedy in the ordinary course of the law.(45)
The court heard the Trial Judge's petition and decided in his favor, issuing two writs, a writ of prohibition and a writ of mandamus.
Recently Associate Kabina Ja'Neh was impeached and removed from office on March 29, 2019 because, as Chambers Justice, he granted a writ of prohibition and forwarded same along with a prior petition of a similar nature to the full bench of the Supreme Court because both petitions raised constitutional issues.
McShane overruled the motion, prompting PPG to file a petition for a writ of prohibition from the Missouri Supreme Court.
'A writ of prohibition is hereby issued precluding the PCC, its employees, agents, or persons acting for and its behalf from conducting a full review and/or investigation of the subject acquisition,' it said.
The state challenged that order, and the Fifth District granted the state's petition for writ of prohibition. Rosario then requested that the Supreme Court issue a writ of prohibition restraining the trial court from death-qualifying a jury.
Petitioners also sought a Writ of Prohibition from the Court restraining the Vice Chancellors of Wayamba, Ruhunu, Sri Jayawardenapura and Peradeniya Universities, members of the Senate of the respective Universities, University Grants Commission, Deans of Faculties and Higher Education Minister S.B.Dissanayake from accepting the letters of resignation of the Heads of Department of the respective Universities.