Writs

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Legal Practice - England From Henry II - Common Law Forms of Pleading: Writs
... defined form of pleading usually called a "writ" ... By the time of Henry III the number of such writs had grown to over 500, but even that many did not cover all the possible claims that people sought to make ... in 1258 forbade the royal clerks to create any new writs ...
All Writs Act
... The All Writs Act is a United States federal statute, codified at 28 U.S.C ... United States federal courts to "issue all writs necessary or appropriate in aid of their respective jurisdictions and agreeable to the usages and principles of law." ...
Tribunals, Courts And Enforcement Act 2007 - Enforcement By Taking Control of Goods - Enforcing Judgments Against Goods
... Writs of fieri facias are renamed writs of control ... Writs of fieri facias de bonis ecclesiasticis are unaffected ...
Return Of Writs
... The privilege of return of writs, in medieval England, was a right given to certain liberties or franchises to execute royal writs within the land ...
Thomas Hutchinson (governor) - Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts - Writs of Assistance
... Hutchinson brought upon himself a storm of protest and criticism by issuing writs of assistance, documents that essentially authorised arbitrary searches by customs officials ... issued (ironically over Hutchinson's objections) in earlier years, and the writs he authorised were in some cases renewals of existing writs necessitated by the ...

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