The All Writs Act

Overview of the All Writs Act:

  1. The All Writs Act“All Writs Act.” 28 U.S.C. § 1651(a). “The Supreme Court and all courts established by act of Congress may issue all writ necessary or appropriate in aid of their respective jurisdictions and agreeable to the usages and principles of law.”
  2. “[A]ll courts established by act of Congress.” Includes both Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and service Courts of Criminal Appeals.
    United States v. Dowty,
    48 M.J. 102 (1998);
    McKineey v. Jarvis,
    46 M.J. 870 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 1997).
    See also Noyd v. Bond,
    395 U.S. 683 (1969);
    United States v. Curtin,
    44 M.J. 439 (1996);
    Dettinger v. United States
    , 7 M.J. 216 (C.M.A. 1979);
    McPhail v. United States,
    1 M.J. 457 (C.M.A. 1976);
    United States v. Frischholz,
    16 U.S.C.M.A. 150, 36 C.M.R. 306 (1966).