Friday, February 17, 2012

Do You Know Certiorari?

Three lawyers and I found ourselves in a suite with building engineers. For a spell we forged ahead swimmingly, while jousting over fair laws and shear walls. Then, the convener careened into construction clich├ęs about ‘fixes’. To tease us, mystified advocates, one engineer made a grand old show of explaining ‘fixes’ to us. What did I do? I fixed him with a fast-fetched question: Do you know Certiorari? He waved his hands in his pride-peeling pickle and did not veer my way again.

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    1. It is an order by which a court quashes the decision of a lower court or an administrative body on the ground of a patent error on the face of the record.

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  2. Bullying brick layers with your legalese eh?

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  3. Your post-title just flashed me right back to Makola days. Thanks for that! :-)

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  4. What if he had answered YES and explained further that certiorari is an order by which a court quashes the decision of a lower court or an administrative body on the ground of a patent error on the face of the record?
    I guess you would have taken your chances with mandamus, failing that, quo warranto.

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