Talk:Quo warranto

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Old discussions[edit]

This would be the legal equivalent then to the childish retort, "Who died and made you boss/king?", would it not?


Is this really Latin or pseudo-Latin? The "w" is is a Middle ages innovation, isn't it? Jorge Stolfi 14:38, 26 Mar 2004 (UTC)


"Quo Warranto" is real Latin, not pseudo-Latin (i.e., it is not a made up or fake phrase or language). Medieval Latin is the accepted scholarly identification for the language (if one wants to be picky and distinguish it from Classical Latin), so I have changed the entry to reflect this.Ibnsanjil 14:01, 20 October 2006 (UTC)ibnsanjil

Could you provide a reference for this? Further, is this globally accepted medieval Latin, or just an English version? (For natural reasons, the medieval Latin used in different countries was not identical, with greater variations than in various country-specific versions of modern English.)88.77.140.207 (talk) 15:02, 28 November 2009 (UTC)
The user you are replying to hasn't edited Wikipedia in 3 years. Some other editor may be able to answer though. Road Wizard (talk) 21:24, 28 November 2009 (UTC)
Looks like English Latin to me, derived from the English word. Peter jackson (talk) 18:39, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Later, I added material on the origins of Quo Warranto under King Edward I (and reworked the original statement into my edit), and added two basic references on the subject. If I have time, I will come back and finish off the medieval English usage post- Edward I, but others should feel free to add that in. And, possibly divide the material into sections - medieval and modern uses? Ibnsanjil 132.170.50.207 17:50, 20 October 2006 (UTC)ibnsanjil

Unsourced and dubious[edit]

With U.S. independence sovereignty passed from the monarch to the people, and with it the right and authority of every individual to seek the prerogative writs, such as quo warranto and habeas corpus, "in the name of the people", for oneself or any other. It is called "prerogative" because a court of competent jurisdiction has no discretion whether to issue them, only to set the response for a hearing, usually within 3-20 days, to hear, ahead of all other cases on its docket, the proof of the respondent that he has authority, and to support the respondent if he provides sufficient proof. By the ancient standard of due process, if the court failed to conduct the hearing, the writ would issue by default without further notice, and could be enforced by any persons as militia.

In the New York Ratification Convention, amendments were proposed to the new Constitution that included one that would recognize the right of every person to bring the prerogative writs "in the name of the people". This right, which may be characterised as the right to a presumption of nonauthority, was apparently considered so obvious by James Madison and others that he combined it with others to become the Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Roadrunner 19:26, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Obama related edits..[edit]

I've already reverted the addition of this information twice, but I'll set out my reasoning in more detail here. This is an article on the quo warranto writ/legal proceeding. It does not need a listing of every time one has been filed, even for someone prominent like Obama. Even if it did, as the information is presented, it's not really discussing the legal proceeding, it's discussing Obama and Chrysler, and thus would be much better served in articles somewhere else. Here, it's WP:COATRACK and WP:UNDUE. Here, we should be discussing the evolution of the legal proceeding. Ealdgyth - Talk 16:35, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

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