Quo Warranto


Edward Coke (1552-1634). English jurist, author of the Reports and Institutes, in which he explained the writ of quo warranto. The ancient writ of quo warranto is the remedy in law for challenging the authority of officials. It puts the burden on the official to prove his authority, and if he fails to do so, he must cease exercising it, and perhaps leave office.

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Legal remedy for abuses of authority by officials

This site, affiliated with the Constitution Society, is dedicated to an ancient remedy for abuse of power that has been deprecated by the powers that be but needs to be revived and enhanced. This is to begin that revival.