Discussion of writ classifications:
- Directs a party to take action; rights are not established or created; pre-existing duty enforced.
- Directs a party to cease doing an act or prohibits execution of a planned act that violates a law or an individual’s rights.
- “Error in our court”; a review of a court’s own prior judgment predicated on a material error of fact, or to correct constitutional or fundamental errors, including those sounding in due process.
- “That you have the body”; directs the release of a person from some form of custody.