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How to file a Writ of Mandamus


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There are 4 things you need to know to file a Writ.  Simple, right?  If you get these 4, you can begin your Writ.  Without them, it will never happen.    I will tell a story of how I learned "the Big 4".  

Years ago, I had a friend in the Navy.  He and I both played chess, and I marveled at him when I learned he could play chess blindfolded.  He said he would teach me to play chess blindfolded.  I responded,

"Im not smart enough to play chess blindfold.  How do you remember where all the pieces are?"

He responded, "In due time, in due time". 

Many months later, my very trusted friend asked me.

"Do you trust me?"

I responed, "Gee, Neil, why do you ask.  I trust you with my life."

He said, "I need you to do what I ask, and dont question why."  

Ok.  

He said, "For a moment, dont worry about "whether or not" you can play, blindfold chess, just focus on where the pieces are on the board.   Can you picture the chess pieces, in your mind, set up and ready to play?

"Sure, that's easy."  

"Now, take the pawn in front of the king, and push it forward 2 squares like you always do in our games.  Can you see that in your mind?"  

"Yes."

Congratulations, you are now playing blindfold chess.

      Once you put out of your mind the reasons why you can not do something, and focus on doing it, you are almost there.

     Ditto for a writ of mandamus.  Now, for the "Big 4" I promised:

Here they are:  (Drum roll......)

1.  You

2.  Can

3.  Do

4.  It.  

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As part of your preperation to file a writ, go to Alex Graham's website and read about his writs.  He has 60 or more articles on Writ of mandamus, including several he filed, and others he commented on.

https://asknod.org/category/extraordinary-writs-of-mandamus/page/2/

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13 hours ago, broncovet said:

     Ditto for a writ of mandamus.  Now, for the "Big 4" I promised:

Here they are:  (Drum roll......)

1.  You

2.  Can

3.  Do

4.  It.  

Why is there no Heart at the end of broncovet's posts? I needed to click on the hilarious laugh!

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On 7/28/2018 at 6:26 AM, broncovet said:

There are 4 things you need to know to file a Writ.  Simple, right?  If you get these 4, you can begin your Writ.  Without them, it will never happen.    I will tell a story of how I learned "the Big 4".  

Years ago, I had a friend in the Navy.  He and I both played chess, and I marveled at him when I learned he could play chess blindfolded.  He said he would teach me to play chess blindfolded.  I responded,

"Im not smart enough to play chess blindfold.  How do you remember where all the pieces are?"

He responded, "In due time, in due time". 

Many months later, my very trusted friend asked me.

"Do you trust me?"

I responed, "Gee, Neil, why do you ask.  I trust you with my life."

He said, "I need you to do what I ask, and dont question why."  

Ok.  

He said, "For a moment, dont worry about "whether or not" you can play, blindfold chess, just focus on where the pieces are on the board.   Can you picture the chess pieces, in your mind, set up and ready to play?

"Sure, that's easy."  

"Now, take the pawn in front of the king, and push it forward 2 squares like you always do in our games.  Can you see that in your mind?"  

"Yes."

Congratulations, you are now playing blindfold chess.

      Once you put out of your mind the reasons why you can not do something, and focus on doing it, you are almost there.

     Ditto for a writ of mandamus.  Now, for the "Big 4" I promised:

Here they are:  (Drum roll......)

1.  You

2.  Can

3.  Do

4.  It.  

WOW, sure puts this example in perspective.

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Get help here for filing a writ or cavc appeal:

Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Helpline: Toll-Free 855-446-9678
or Email helpline@vetsprobono.org (for assistance with self-represented appeals to USCAVC)

Procedure is here:

https://www.uscourts.cavc.gov/appeal.php

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