Which is not a type of writ?
Answer: Magna Carta
Magna Carta is not a type of writ. “A charter of liberties to which the English barons forced King John to give his assent in June 1215 at Runnymeda. A document constituting a fundamental guarantee of right and privileges”.
In common law, a writ is a formal written order issued by a body with administrative or judicial jurisdiction; in modern usage, this body is generally a court, using the power conferred by Article 32, the Supreme Court issues directions, orders or writs.
Legal Definition of Mandamus ” A writ which commands an individual, organization, administrative tribunal or court to perform a certain action, usually to correct a prior illegal action or a failure to act in the first place.
Habeas corpus “A writ requiring a person to be brought before a judge or court, especially for investigation of a restraint of the person’s liberty, used as a protection against illegal imprisonment.
Quo warranto “by what warrant?” A writ quo warranto is used to challenge a person’s right to hold a public or corporate office. A state may also use a quo warranto action to revoke a corporation’s charter.